The evolution of traditional Japanese tattooing is restless as the tides, especially in today's tattoo scene. Artists like Ryo Niitsuma manage to keep the fundamentals and strive with their own style.
Ryo Niitsuma is a Japanese tattoo artist from Fukushima, Japan and he specializes in Japanese traditional tattoos. Yes folks, he is as authentic as they come.
Ryo Niitsuma is no ordinary tattooer though. His work is masterfully done, reflected through the clean tattoos he creates. The linework of every part of the tattoo is clean and solid. The colors are vibrant and bright that are made more stunning by the strong black tones in the background. Ryo Niitsuma's tattoos sport traditional Japanese tattoo subjects such as deities, fishes and dragons. The delicate subjects are balanced out by the powerful visual impact of the tattoos, which makes Ryo's tattoo works much more interesting and stunning.
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