George Bardadim portrait

George Bardadim

Tattoo artist since 1988.

One of the founders of Association of Professional Tattoo Artists  in Russia.

Taking part in different projects as book publishing, charity auctions, exhibitions and tattoo conventions.

Thru the years, George’s works have been published in professional tattoo magazines and his tattoo designs are widely presented in the industry leading tattoo resources.

George is Russian born. He’s started tattooing at age 17 using an ordinary sewing needle and thread- a primitive tattoo method often used in Russia during Soviet power period. In 1988 he built his first tattoo machine with a ‘Sputnik’ spring powered shaver, empty ball pen cartridge, and a sharpened guitar string. That was beginning of his career.

Numerous experiments in building rotary tattoo machines from custom made parts and close partnership with his friend Taras, in 1995 leaded George to building tattoo machines professional way. 

George spent few years working in his private tattoo studio before starting traveling around The Globe in 1999. He has been working as a guest artist at the best European and NYC tattoo shops and attending biggest tattoo events such as: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Milan and NYC. In late 90’s George also started to create tattoo flash designs, some of which are available as eBooks nowadays.

In 2003 George became one of the founders of Association of Professional Tattoo Artists  in Russia and still has a membership of it’s Art Council.

Since 2018 George and his wife Yana work in their own tattoo studio in Brooklyn, NY.

STYLE

IREZUMI style ONLY. Custom work only. NO copies.

IREZUMI is a traditional Japanese style of tattooing which also called Horimono or Wabori.

IREZUMI –  literally translates as ‘Insertion of black ink’: IRE – to insert and  ZUMI – black ink.

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Full body suit tattoo

PHYLOSOFY 

Large scaled tattoo is a serious lifetime project which requires a lot of energy. It’s a kind of mental transformation and only person completely ready for that process can pass through and reach completely new level of his life … and a successful tattoo as an additional bonus.

Irezumi is a symbol of patience. It embodies the highest ideals for a man to achieve

To not show weakness in the face of adversity. To remain strong and see things through till the end. To not be foolish and Impulsive in life

All men should strive for such ideals.

GAMAN

The literal translation of the word Gaman is “Patience”. It acts as the cornerstone by which all tattoo clients rely on.

Gaman-Patience

・The patience to save the money for your tattoo

・The patience of enduring the pain of the tattoo

・The patience to commit to the time it takes to get tattooed

・The patience to not show your suffering during the Tattoo

・The patience to be still and not move during the tattoo

・The patience to be quiet in the silence of your tattoo session

・The patience to keep getting tattooed consistently until you’re finished

・The patience to not show your tattoo until it’s completion

  · The patience to stop when the tattoo has reached balance.

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Gaman (我慢) in the Japanese culture

It’s the Japanese’s all-time-favorite word.

This quality was emphasized in Bushido, the code of the samurai.

Gaman (我慢) means ” patience; endurance; perseverance; tolerance; self-control; self-denial”. In Japanese, the word “gaman” means the display of calm forbearance and poise in the face of adverse circumstances beyond one’s control. It also means to accept without complaint whatever life throws at you, to strap on your sandals and keep going no matter how difficult the road ahead.

Showing gaman is seen as a sign of maturity and strength. Keeping your private affairs, problems and complaints silent demonstrate strength and politeness as others have seemingly larger problems as well.

Gaman has been long regarded as a distinguished characteristic of the Japanese, a definition of the country itself, and not without a good reason – lying in the country’s own history and present.

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