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Tattoo 2012/7/6 23:07
Hi I will travel to Japan so I wonder if anyone already did or have information about doing a tattoo in Japan. What are the best options of places to make a tattoo, price range,etc.

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by Jaccc  

Re: Tattoo 2012/7/8 12:07
To my knowledge, tattoos are frowned upon in Japan. It's strongly associated with the Yakuza (Japanese mafia), so I hear it's difficult to get into respectable establishments if you have visible tattoos. I know a lot of hot spring baths will refuse people with tattoos as well.
by RaikouNeko rate this post as useful

Re: Tattoo 2012/7/8 14:25
This is a few years old, but had a lot of good links to tattoo parlors in Tokyo.

by kbrookej rate this post as useful

... 2012/7/8 15:36
If you search for Tattoo on these forums you'll find some suggestions in other threads.

You may also wish to google the store names to get other reviews/feedback.

A few examples worth checking:-
Harizanmai in Kyoto
Chopstick Tattoo in Osaka
Fineline Tattoos in Yokohama
Inkrat Tattoo in Tokyo

Note that you will usually have to book in advance.

Enjoy your trip!
by GC3 rate this post as useful

Re: Tattoo 2012/7/10 14:25
I am a professional Tattoo artist working in Tokyo near to Shibuya.
Studied traditional japanese tattoo over 7years now and I have worked in LA and Albany in US as a guest artist with famous tattoo artists.

You can check works on my facebook page or flicker page.

FB https://www.facebook.com/horienta2
Gallery http://www.flickr.com/photos/horien/
ShopHP http://www.black-eyes.jp/index.html
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