Skin, Paper & Cloth: The Tattoos Of Ayako Junko Osaki

Ayako Junko Osaki is a travelling artist from Minneapolis.

Describing her work as "linework, etching, woodcut and blackwork" this talented tattooist is inspired by nature and animals.

The art of Ayako Junko Osaki has a very specific style. 

Travelling mainly between Minneapolis, Oakland, and Portland, Junko draws creative and unusual animals, creatures, human figures and more. 

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Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki (photo from the artist's Facebook page)
Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki (photo from the artist's Facebook page)

On her website she says: "My mission is to offer a collaborative tattooing experience. I welcome everyone as a human friend. I am open to all energies and emotions."

Her spiritual, friendly and open attitude is reflected in her interesting, peaceful and artistic tattoos. 

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Mushroom cat tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #mushroom #cat #shroom (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
Mushroom cat tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #mushroom #cat #shroom (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
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Match mouse tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #match #mouse (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
Match mouse tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #match #mouse (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
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Raccoon tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #raccoon #frog #toad (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
Raccoon tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #raccoon #frog #toad (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
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Alpine plants tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #plants #flowers #artichoke (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
Alpine plants tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #plants #flowers #artichoke (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
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Night bird tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #bird #constellations #moon (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
Night bird tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #bird #constellations #moon (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
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Geometric tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #geometric #skeleton (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
Geometric tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #geometric #skeleton (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
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Wolf tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #snake #moon #wolf (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
Wolf tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #snake #moon #wolf (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
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Jar shelf tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #jars #shelf #apple (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
Jar shelf tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #jars #shelf #apple (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
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Space cat tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #cat #space (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
Space cat tattoo by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #cat #space (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
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Flower tattoos by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #flowers #moon (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)
Flower tattoos by Ayako Junko Osaki #AyakoJunkoOsaki #linework #etching #woodcut #blackwork #flowers #moon (Photo: Instagram @ajunkysock)

More info about the artist over on her website - Skin, Paper and Cloth.

All photos are from the artist's Instagram.