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Exquisite Irezumi Tattoos by Jan Willem

Exquisite Irezumi Tattoos by Jan Willem
Tattoo Artists1 min Read

You'll be hard pressed to find a cleaner Japanese tattoo than those of Jan Willem.

Dutch tattooer and illustrator Jan Willem is hands down one of the finest tattoo artists in Europe and his Japanese tattoos are some of the cleanest. Tattooing from Rotterdam, Willem is highly regarded for the crisp linework and shading that you can spot in his designs, whether it's a painting or a tattoo! As talented on skin as he is on paper, Willem's classic Japanese tattoos are on point and his work will have you falling head over heels for a tattoo by him. 

Samurais, geishas, masks and tigers all get the Willem treatment and transform into a magnificent tattoo any collector would be proud to wear.

Geisha Tattoo by Jan Willem #geisha #japanesegeisha #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Great Wave Tattoo by Jan Willem #greatwave #greatwaveoffkanagawa #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Hyottoko and Tengu Tattoo by Jan Willem #hyottoko #tengu #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Emperor by Jan Willem #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Hyottoko Tattoo by Jan Willem #hyottoko #hyottokomask #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Monkey Tattoo by Jan Willem #monkey #japanesemonkey #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Namakubi Tattoo by Jan Willem #namakubi #japanesenamakubi #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Octopus Tattoo by Jan Willem #octopus #japaneseoctopus #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Dragon Vase by Jan Willem #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Okina Mask Tattoo by Jan Willem #okina #okinamask #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Peony Tattoo by Jan Willem #peony #japanesepeony #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem

Here's a good read for all the fans who admire Japanese style.

Sumo Tattoo by Jan Willem #sumo #japanesesumo #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Tiger Tattoo by Jan Willem #tiger #japanesetiger #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem
Geisha by Jan Willem #japanese #traditionaljapanese #irezumi #JanWillem

All images via Instagram.


Robert Davies
Written byRobert Davies

Tattoodo Staff Writer and tattoo enthusiast. Lover of all things traditional and blackwork!

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