Pro | Black & GrayHand-pokedJapanese (Irezumi)Tribal
@ipotattooloyal ・Japanese,Oriental and Tribal Style Tattoo. ・7 minutes on foot from the Shibuya station. ・All custom design. ・100% Vegan free.
A survivor of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, iPo has been a tattoo artist for five years, and just opened his studio in Shibuya in March 2018. His specialties are Neo Japanese, 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.
iPo 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 iPo is a fluent English speaker, so consultations can be easily made in English or Japanese.
iPo is the only artist at this studio.