Turning Japanese: Powerful Tattoos By David Ramirez

Simple yet solid and powerful, these are how Japanese tattoos are supposed to be.

In today's tattoo scene, Japanese style tattoos have been so tweaked out that the true blue look of the genre has been altered under the skins and in the minds of collectors.

But here's the thing: Japanese style tattoos were meant to be simple, bold, straightforward and huge.

David Ramirez manages to stick to these principles that make his work a true reflection of how Japanese tattooing should be. The simplicity of his work combined with the masterful craftsmanship and exceptional composition has made his work something to look out for. David Ramirez's take on Japanese tattooing has brought the old ways into the new world.

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Awesome phoenix back tattoo, with peonies. #DavidRamirez #phoenix #peonies #japanesetattoo #japanese #Japanesestyle
Awesome phoenix back tattoo, with peonies. #DavidRamirez #phoenix #peonies #japanesetattoo #japanese #Japanesestyle
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A detail shot of one of David Ramirez's amazing tattoo works. Lower part of a Fudo back tattoo. That must've hurt! #DavidRamirez #details #japanesetattoo #japanese #Japanesestyle
A detail shot of one of David Ramirez's amazing tattoo works. Lower part of a Fudo back tattoo. That must've hurt! #DavidRamirez #details #japanesetattoo #japanese #Japanesestyle
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An awesome Japanese style back piece tattoo of a HEBI/Snake. #davidramirez #japanesetattoo #hebi #snake #japanese #Japanesestyle
An awesome Japanese style back piece tattoo of a HEBI/Snake. #davidramirez #japanesetattoo #hebi #snake #japanese #Japanesestyle
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Both sleeves by David Ramirez, an awesome collection of Peonies/king flowers. #David Ramirez #kingflower #peonies #japanesetattoo #japanese #Japanesestyle #sleeve
Both sleeves by David Ramirez, an awesome collection of Peonies/king flowers. #David Ramirez #kingflower #peonies #japanesetattoo #japanese #Japanesestyle #sleeve
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Awesome sleeve composed of king flowers or peonies. #DavidRamirez #peonies #japanesetattoo #japanese #Japanesestyle #sleeve
Awesome sleeve composed of king flowers or peonies. #DavidRamirez #peonies #japanesetattoo #japanese #Japanesestyle #sleeve
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Ryu/Dragon half sleeve with maple leaves. #DavidRamirez #Japanesetattoo #ryu #DRAGON #japanese #Japanesestyle  #halfsleeve
Ryu/Dragon half sleeve with maple leaves. #DavidRamirez #Japanesetattoo #ryu #DRAGON #japanese #Japanesestyle #halfsleeve
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Solid and clean Koi tattoo with sakura. #DavidRamirez #JapaneseTattoo #KOI #sakura #japanese #Japanesestyle
Solid and clean Koi tattoo with sakura. #DavidRamirez #JapaneseTattoo #KOI #sakura #japanese #Japanesestyle
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Hannya mask, clean and solid tattoo by David Ramirez. #DavidRamirez #hannya #JapaneseTattoo #japanese #Japanesestyle
Hannya mask, clean and solid tattoo by David Ramirez. #DavidRamirez #hannya #JapaneseTattoo #japanese #Japanesestyle

Follow David on Instagram for more of his work. Photo credits: David Ramirez.