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Japanese Chrysanthemum - Botanical Portrait by Eunike Nugroho, via Behance

Original Tanigami Konan Japanese Woodblock Peony Series from the Teiten (Imperial Exhibition) Rare, first edition, circa 1917

from Taringa!

Audrey Kawasaki


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from My Modern Met

Tattooist Fuses Contemporary Freehand Techniques with Traditional Japanese Themes

Tattoo artist Gakkin produces delicate works on skin that are designed with a freehand approach. Opting to draw directly onto his client's body before tattooing an image, the Japanese artist forgoes a stencil and tailors each design to the specific person—other artists, in contrast, would create something beforehand, show it to their client, and then use transfer paper to place it on the skin. Gakkin describes his tattoos as “a new approach to traditional Japanese themes.” He uses classic…

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