Traditional Japanese Tattoos
Traditional Japanese Tattoos – one of the most popular tattoo style and an incredible sources of inspiration for many contemporary tattoo artists. Regardless of specific style and reworked ideas these Japanese-inspired tattoos have their roots in Irezumi, or traditional Japanese tattooing.
The earliest indication of the body art phenomenon can be found on the seemingly tattooed faces of clay figurines from 5000 B.C.
in the 18th century due to the prevalence of the colorful and pictorial woodblock print, tattoos rendered in this style. Major Motifs in Japanese tattoos often showcase the culture’s reverence for nature – animals and flowers. Additionally, much like the ukiyo-e print, figures and portraits are also frequently featured in traditional tattoos. I guess nowadays we can find even broccoli tattoo design made in Japanese style, but it will be Insprired Japanese Tattoo, not a Traditional.
Schedule an Appointment
If you’d like to have Traditional Japanese Tattoos, and like George’s style of tattooing, please feel free to contact him and then you will discuss your custom tattoo. But before that:
1. Please check up portfolio ones more, just to be sure that George’s style of work is compatible to your tattoo idea, he wouldn’t be able to help if it’s not.
2. Collect reference pictures to clearly illustrate your tattoo idea in the best way. Please note: George works by custom only. Photos of someone else’s tattoos can only be used as an example of desired tattoo style. Absolutely NO copying of other peoples tattoos or parts of that tattoos!
3. George only takes consultation bookings via e-mail, please send detailed conceptual description of your tattoo idea, including approximate expecting size, body part, left or right side etc. Please attach all images you have collected. The more useful information you can provide, the quicker your actual consultation can be scheduled.
George works only in styles represented in his portfolio and absolutely serious about results of his work, that’s why He’s always really selective on what to do on skin. For instance, He never makes letterings, sorry about that. Please, set up your consultation appointment only if you strongly believe that George can do what exactly you want.
Traditional Japanese Tattoos shown in the gallery above done by George Bardadim, Tattoo Artist based in Brooklyn, NYC