Gypsy Gentleman Travelling Tattoo Documentary Videos: Japan

beccyrimmer in Stories

Tattoo artist Marcus Kuhn has been travelling the world to make 7 documentary videos about tattooing. Today… Episode 7: Japan.

Marcus Kuhn visits artist Horiyoshi III in Japan.
Marcus Kuhn visits artist Horiyoshi III in Japan.

Tattoo artist Marcus Kuhn has created a series of tattoo video documentaries called The Gypsy Gentleman

Marcus is a world renowned tattooer and painter who has been tattooing for 30 years. He spends half of the year traveling and tattooing all around the world to make video documentaries in many different countries and cities. 

There are 7 episodes so far and each gives a sense of the place it’s filmed in. New York, Austin, San Diego, San Francisco, London, Paris and Japan.

We want to introduce you to each of the videos, one by one. Today… here is Japan, featuring interviews with tattoo artists Horiyoshi III (Yoshihito Nakano) and Shige (Shigenori Iwasaki).

Tattooing is a sacred art in Japanese culture.
Tattooing is a sacred art in Japanese culture.

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