Traditional Japanese tebori tattoo by Sousyu Hayashi

06 / 12 / 2019 Andrew Novikov
Tattoo artist Sousyu Hayashi / Photo: @sousyu_hayashi

Fans of classic Japanese tattoos - this post is for you.

Do you know how to make traditional Japanese tattoos? That's right, at a time when there were no electric tattoo machines, all the tattoos were done with a special bamboo stick - tebori.

Masters using this tool claim that such a manual method allows you to get a more subtle gradation of tones in a tattoo. Traditional tebori tattoos really take a lot of time, turning the process of painting the body into an entire ritual.

The machine can save a lot of time, but the spirit and traditions so honored by many fans of oriental tattoos lost from this, isn't it?

Tattoo artist Sousyu Hayashi, traditional Japanese tebori tattoo | Japan

Whatever the answer to this question is for you, today we want to introduce Japanese tattoo artist Sousyu Hayashi, who continues to practice these historical traditions, using tebori as the main tool for tattooing.

Looking at his large-scale sleeves with dense shades, it is difficult to believe that they were made using the manual method, but awareness of this adds the admiration to the work done by the artist.

Therefore, all connoisseurs are actively invited to @sousyu_hayashi profile and you are guaranteed to get aesthetic pleasure!

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Text Andrew Novikov