CONGRATS to my friend tattoo artist extraordinaire Taku Oshima who has been at the forefront of the Jomon Tattoo Revival for more than a decade! This Japanese Blackwork Master’s artistry is incredible, and I also salute his clients who have willingly offered their entire bodies to create some of the most visually-striking contemporary tattoos in the world today.
PHOTO: Jomon-inspired tattoos by Taku Oshima. Image: RYOICHI “KEROPPY” MAEDA
“While it’s difficult to discern whether the patterns engraved on the bodies of dogu [ancient figurines] are representing clothing, accessories or tattoos, there’s a fair chance that the facial marks were tattoos … I’ve taken a leap and assumed they must have had tattoos all over their bodies” – TATTOO ARTIST, TAKU OSHIMA
To read more visit The Japan Times article here!