The geisha is the personification of an aesthetic canon, called 'iki', which is the true essence of Japanese culture. The purpose of a geisha is to be the perfect personification of this canon, which for westerners corresponds to “grace”, in its widest, most aesthetic sense.
In the tattoo world the geisha is enjoying renewed success and is depicted in various ways: from Japanese style to realistic, traditional or more original tattoos, in which the artist is known for his or her unique way of interpreting this and other characters.
In this issue: 238 colour tattoo photos and 40 colour tattoo flashes!
Geishas, butterflies, lettering, swallows, hearts, snakes and cobras, biomechanical and the new gallery featuring owls, gambling, dice, playing cards and strange tattoos.
The Tattoo Artist Special is dedicated to Jean-François Palumbo, a tattoo artist who lives and works in Belgium, at the tattoo and piercing studio Boucherie Moderne.
If you are a tattoo artist and you like our new look magazine, send us some pictures of your latest creations and we’ll find a special place for them in one of the upcoming issues of Tattoo.1 Tribal.