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Where to get tattoo in Japan? 2011/7/22 08:43
Who are the best tattoo artist and where can I find them? Preferably in Tokyo or Kyoto.
by suyemura  

tattoo 2011/7/22 16:28
From what I understand, the best Japanese style tattoo artists have waiting lists that are years long, and some require referrals to even get an appointment. So you may need to do a lot more research depending on what you are looking for.
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... 2011/7/27 11:48
I have not been to any, but these are the ones that usually get recommended here and on other forums.

The artisits Gotch and Gakkin at http://www.harizanmai.jp/
in Kyoto are often recommended. You can see galleries of their work on the website. Google them for some more information/ recommendations. You will probably need to make a booking to see them, so I suggest you do that well in advance, either via e-mail or by phoning them. Also try and determine if what you want can be done in one sitting or not.

Chopstick Tattoo in Osaka
http://www.chopsticktattoo.org/index2.php
are another popular choice and have been around for a long time. Again, google is your friend.

Other options include Finleine in Yokohama.
http://finelinejp.com/home.html
or Rat Tattoo in Tokyo.
http://www.inkrattattoo.com/main.html

Good luck!
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