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Spotlight Gallery: Japanese Style Tattoos We Love This Week

Spotlight Gallery: Japanese Style Tattoos We Love This Week
Tattoo Ideas1 min Read

Here are eight amazing pieces of Irezumi by some of the world's best tattoo artists from the last couple of weeks.

A staggering amount of brilliant Irezumi is coming out every day, so we decided to slow down for a moment and admire some of the best Japanese tattoos that we’ve seen this week. In this hand-picked selection, there are examples of traditional bodysuits and contemporary sleeves, work done by tebori and tattoo machine, as well as full color compositions and black and grey.

One of the 108 heroes from the Suidoken by Rodrigo Melo (IG—rodrigomelotattoo). #Irezumi #Japanese #largescale #RodrigoMelo #Suidoken #traditional
A vibrant sleeve featuring a samurai, dragon, and hannya mask from Mike Rubendall's portfolio (IG—mikerubendall). #hannya #Irezumi #Japanese #largescale #MikeRubendall #traditional
A fierce black and grey foo dog via Johan Svahn (IG—johansvahntattooing). #blackandgrey #foodog #Irezumi #Japanese #JohanSvahn #largescale #traditional
One of Artemy Neumoin's heavily tattooed clients (IG—ishpiricatattoo). #ArtemyNeumoin #dragon #Japanese #peonies #sleeves #traditional
A serene bodysuit featuring the Buddha and flora by Luca Ortis (IG—lucaortis). #Buddha #Irezumi #Japanese #largescale #LucaOrtis #traditional
A Nue shrouded in smoke and lightning by Horitomo (IG—horitomo_stateofgrace). #Horitomo #Irezumi #Japanese #largescale #Nue #traditional
A kitsune transforming into a human being from Regino Gonzalez's portfolio (RG—rg74). #Irezumi #Japanese #kitsune #largescale #ReginoGonalez #traditional

To be astounded by more Japanese masterpieces, follow all of these artists on Instagram. If you’re thinking about starting an epic back-piece, bodysuit, or pair of sleeves of your own soon, we recommend that you get in touch with one of these Irezumi extraordinaires to do it.


Ross Howerton
Written byRoss Howerton

BA in Literary Studies from The New School. MFA in Creative Writing from NMSU. Staff Writer for Tattoodo. I love art, books, movies, music, and video games. Hit me up on Twitter @Powertonium

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