11 Australian Artists Doing Traditional Japanese Tattoos Justice

11 Australian Artists Doing Traditional Japanese Tattoos Justice

From one-off pieces to leg and arm sleeves, back pieces, and even body suits - these tattooers can do it all.

Looking to get a Japanese style tattoo but don't live in Japan? Never fear, there are quite a few Australians who do the Japanese style of tattooing justice. Here are my favorites, some of whom are on my tattoo artist wishlist.

1. Rhys Gordon - Little Tokyo Temple of Art, New South Wales

Healed Japanese dragon tattoo by Rhys Gordon. #japanese #traditionaljapanese #dragon #RhysGordon

2. Adam Kitamoto – Ten-Ten Tattoo, Victoria

Kitsune and flowers back piece by Adam Kitamoto. #japanese #traditionaljapanese #kitsune #flowers #AdamKitamoto #tententattoo

3. HORISUMI Kian Forreal - Authent/Ink Tattoo Studio, New South Wales 

Gesiha, mask and flowers Japanese sleeve by HORISUMI - Kian Forreal. #sleeve #Japanese #traditionaljapanese #flowers #mask #geisha #peony #cherryblossom #horisumi #KianForreal

4. Ryan Ussher – Lighthouse Tattoo, New South Wales

Skull hannya, snake and peonies 3/4 sleeve by Ryan Ussher. #japanese #traditionaljapanese #neojapanese #skull #hannya #snake #peony #skullhannya #RyanUssher

5. Matt Cunnington - Westside Tattoo, Queensland

Samurai and tiger tattoo by Matt Cunnington. #japanese #traditionaljapanese #samurai #tiger #MattCunnington

6. Matt Deverson - Progression Tattoo, South Australia

A bloody decapitated head by Matt Deverson. #japanese #traditionaljapanese #severedhead #decapitated #MattDeverson

7. Trevor McStay - Dynamic Tattoo, Victoria

Full front tiger piece by Trevor McStay. #frontpiece #tiger #japanese #traditionaljapanese #TrevorMcStay

8. Rory Pickersgill – Foothills Tattoo, Western Australia 

Colorful dragon back piece by Rory Pickersgill. #japanese #traditionaljapanese #backpiece #draon #flowers #RoryPickersgill

9. Blake Santos - Phresh Ink, Queensland

10. William Yoneyama - Blacktide Tattoo, Victoria 

11. Rob Abell -  Melbourne Tattoo Company, Victoria

Wild boar traditional Japanese back piece by Rob Abell. #japanese #traditionaljapanese #boar #wildboar #flowers #backpiece #RobAbell
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