From one-off pieces to leg and arm sleeves, back pieces, and even body suits – these tattooers can do it all.
Looking to get a Japanese style tattoo but don’t live in Japan? Never fear, there are quite a few Australians who do the Japanese style of tattooing justice. Here are my favorites, some of whom are on my tattoo artist wishlist.
Rhys Gordon – Little Tokyo Temple of Art, New South Wales
Adam Kitamoto – Ten-Ten Tattoo, Victoria
HORISUMI Kian Forreal – Authent/Ink Tattoo Studio, New South Wales
Ryan Ussher – Lighthouse Tattoo, New South Wales
Matt Cunnington – Westside Tattoo, Queensland
Matt Deverson – Progression Tattoo, South Australia
Trevor McStay – Dynamic Tattoo, Victoria
Rory Pickersgill – Foothills Tattoo, Western Australia
Blake Santos – Phresh Ink, Queensland
William Yoneyama – Blacktide Tattoo, Victoria
Rob Abell – Melbourne Tattoo Company, Victoria
Originally published October 2016 for Tattoodo – https://www.tattoodo.com/a/2016/10/11-australian-artists-doing-traditional-japanese-tattoos-justice/