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Ken Riku "iPo Tattoo LOYAL"

Ken Riku "iPo Tattoo LOYAL"

Introduction

@ipotattooloyal ・Japanese,Oriental and Asian Tribal Style Tattoo. ・7 minutes on foot from the Shibuya station. ・All custom design. A survivor of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Ken Riku has been a tattoo artist for five years, and just opened his studio in Shibuya in March 2018. His specialties are Neo Japanese, Asian Style Tribal, Tebori (traditional hand-poked tattoos), and Oriental tattoos. He is blood brothers with Stefan Fischer, the owner of Bavarian Custom Irons, a high-quality tattoo machine brand from Germany. Ken Riku uses all new technology to produce his tattoo work — every aspect of the design is carefully mapped out and drawn on photos of the desired location first, and can be easily adjusted with just a few swipes on his Illustrator/Photoshop-synced iPad. — so this was a really fascinating part of the tattoo process. Not only that, but Ken is 1/4 American Japanese and also fluent English speaker, so consultations can be easily made in English or Japanese. Ken Riku is the only artist at this studio.

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Biography

@ipotattooloyal ・Japanese,Oriental and Asian Tribal Style Tattoo. ・7 minutes on foot from the Shibuya station. ・All custom design. A survivor of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Ken Riku has been a tattoo artist for five years, and just opened his studio in Shibuya in March 2018. His specialties are Neo Japanese, Asian Style Tribal, Tebori (traditional hand-poked tattoos), and Oriental tattoos. He is blood brothers with Stefan Fischer, the owner of Bavarian Custom Irons, a high-quality tattoo machine brand from Germany. Ken Riku uses all new technology to produce his tattoo work — every aspect of the design is carefully mapped out and drawn on photos of the desired location first, and can be easily adjusted with just a few swipes on his Illustrator/Photoshop-synced iPad. — so this was a really fascinating part of the tattoo process. Not only that, but Ken is 1/4 American Japanese and also fluent English speaker, so consultations can be easily made in English or Japanese. Ken Riku is the only artist at this studio.


Styles

  • Old School (Traditional)
  • Black & Gray
  • Blackwork
  • Fine-line
  • Japanese (Irezumi)
  • Neo-Traditional
  • New School
  • Tribal

Styles

  • Old School (Traditional)
  • Black & Gray
  • Blackwork
  • Fine-line
  • Japanese (Irezumi)
  • Neo-Traditional
  • New School
  • Tribal

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