A Modern Take On Old-School: The Japanese Tattoos Of James Bull

UK artist James Bull has a passion for Japanese tattooing.

The bold attributes of Japanese style tattooing is evident in the tattoos of James Bull.

Chrysanthemums, peonies, koi carp, cheery blossoms... the tattoos of James Bull are brimming with the beautiful imagery of Japanese tattooing.

James' tattoo art is constantly evolving, which he puts down to the volume of drawing involved in large scale artworks synonym with Asian tattoos. He says: "I'm a strong believer that every tattoo should be original, designed with the wearer in mind".

James' passion for Japanese art, mythological creatures, flora and fauna enables him to offer his customers artwork that is true to old traditions but is also instantly recognisable as his own.

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Chrysanthemum tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #chrysanthemum
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Peony tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #peony #peonies #flower
Peony tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #peony #peonies #flower
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Peony tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #peony #peonies #flower
Peony tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #peony #peonies #flower
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Peony and skull tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #peony #peonies #skull
Peony and skull tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #peony #peonies #skull
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Tattoo design by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #cherryblossom #skeleton
Tattoo design by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #cherryblossom #skeleton
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Rose and moth tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #rose #moth #flower
Rose and moth tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #rose #moth #flower
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Cherry blossom and fan tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #fan #cherryblossom #flower
Cherry blossom and fan tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #fan #cherryblossom #flower
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Chrysanthemum tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #chrysanthemum
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Butterfly and cherry blossom tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #butterfly #cherryblossom
Butterfly and cherry blossom tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #butterfly #cherryblossom
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Peony hand tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #peony #peonies #flower
Peony hand tattoo by James Bull #JamesBull #japanese #asian #peony #peonies #flower

Find out more about James' art on his website or follow him on Instagram.