Travels to Japan #2

While I was in Okinawa I met a tattooer of 1year called Hiro ,he had some nice work from Satoru he was getting a goldfish tattoo after we were hanging out

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Watching the tattoo was a good chance for me to see how the smooth greys were applied , Hiro was a good guy and looks to be a good tattooer, I learned the grey wash mix and the needle set ups to achieve the deep greys that are seen in Satorus work ,

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The day to day decor in and around Okinawa are inspiring for any tattooer it was nice to check out the temple and play some tekken Japanese arcade style! There’s a lot of pain in the room with thes two guys getting long painfull sittings,

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The pain game!
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Travels in Japan!

I returned to Oneshot tattoo Okinawa ,Japan to see my good friend Saturo Koizumi it had been 4 years since my last trip in 2009 it seemed familiar and as if it’d only been a short time I was away,

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Seeing Satoru knock out perfect Japanese style tattoos day in day out was enough to have any artist asking questions of their own work, I got to see two sittings on a large scale tiger cover up as well as Many other tattoos in my time at oneshot here’s some detail shots of the said tattoo by Satoru.

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Tiger by Satoru Koizumi

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20130324-163352.jpgme making a double tattoo on Hideharu oneshot apprentice ,

20130324-163537.jpgthe sketch I made in the car on the way back from the aquarium

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Big thanks to Hide’ for his kindness

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I have many more posts to come from Okinawa please subscribe for updates

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Big thanks to Saturo Koizumi for his hospitality and friendship

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I made this half sleeve in one go on my last day punishing for both me and the client ., ….

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Satorus horiyoshi 3 back piece in progress

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Chilling

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I met this guy at the beach we couldn’t communicate he had some scary friends and nice tattoos though !,,

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Tattoos can close a lot of doors to you but they can open many interesting ones

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Dragon line out by Satoru

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20130324-174640.jpg a couple of little tattoos I made in Okinawa, keep ur eyes peeled for more …. I shot a lot a film in oneshot as soon as its edited ill post it online