Japanese style Tattoos

Japanese style tattoos are all about cool images that show Japan’s culture. You’ve got everything from Japanese characters to dragons, koi fish, and samurai — super iconic stuff. These tattoos are detailed with sharp lines and vibrant colors that really make them stand out on your skin. Japanese style tattoo designs are like a full-body suit. They cover your legs, arms, torso, and back in one big design.

On this page, we’ll show you some fantastic Japan style tattoos, explain the meanings behind the most popular designs, and answer any questions about getting one at our New York tattoo studio. 

Japanese tattoos NYC

We will guide you through the entire consultation process from refining your ideas to suggesting placement and selecting the perfect artist for your particular needs.

Frequently Asked Question

A dragon tattoo is super cool because this legendary creature is all over Japanese-style ink. It’s usually a long snake-like thing with claws but no wings. Originally, these Asian dragons were seen as water gods, tied to rain and big water bodies. They can bring destruction but also stand for wisdom and protection. So, getting one could mean you’re into deep stuff like insight, looking out for others, and having power for good.

When it comes to size, think about where you want to put it. Back in old-school Japan, tattoos were rebellious, so folks hid them. Traditional Japanese designs usually accompany your back, arms, chest, or upper thighs. But hey, it’s your call — talking to a Japanese tattoo NYC artist can help you figure out what’s right for you.

Yep, Japan-style tattoos generally hold up well over time, thanks to their vibrant colors and bold lines. Of course, how you take care of it, your skin type, and proper healing also play a role. Follow your artist’s recommendations and take proper care of your tattoo.

Miyazo (Masao Miyazaki) is top-tier for Japanese traditional tattoos. Based in Osaka, he’s the heir to the famous Horitsune lineage. But if you’re looking for the best Japanese tattoo artist NYC, swing by our tattoo shop in Manhattan. Our artists have mad skills and tons of experience.

If you dig Japanese culture, a Japanese tattoo is a great way to immortalize it on your skin. Not sure what design to pick? Here’s a quick guide: Tigers symbolize strength and bravery, Koi represent perseverance, Oni are mythical demons (sometimes protectors), and flowers often symbolize prosperity. On our website, there’s a form we suggest you fill out honestly. It helps us find the best artist for you and ensure we get all your preferences right.

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