This picture shows our shop counter and waiting room.
In this room you can look at magazines, photos etc., and this is also where we do our pre-tattooing discussions.
By providing ample space and a bed, we do our best to try to help you relax while you are being tattooed. The rooms are also properly sealed off so you can be at ease.
This is another of the tattooing booths. We have a total of two booths.
Subway Tanimachi 9 Chome Station – One minute from Exit 5
Kintetsu Uehonmachi Station – 5 minutes walk to an underground passage way that adjoins with the Tanimachi 9 Chome Station.
We will take the actual design and put it on your skin to decide together exactly where it should go. Especially if this is your first time, we will confirm with you to make sure that you are satisfied. After all, it is your skin! We will work together to make sure that it becomes a masterpiece.
The next step is transcribing the design onto your skin. Once this is done, you will get a very clear image of the tattoo design that you are about to do. After cleaning up some of the lines, we will have you check in the mirror and confirm that everything is ok before we start tattooing.
We will have you lie on a bed before we start. Paying close attention to avoid blurring the lines, we will use a thin needle to outline the tattoo design. Try to be as relaxed as possible.
We finished the outline of your tattoo! It depends somewhat on the size of your tattoo but we generally try to take a 10-minute break every hour.
After we finish the outline, we take a thicker needle and start the shading process. Whereas the tattooed outline may look rather flat, the shading will make the tattoo dynamic and take on a 3-D look.
Here we add color to the parts that have been shaded. For most people, shading and adding color are relatively less painful.
After we have finished up the color, we are basically finished! After we are done, we will delicately wash the entire tattoo. Look at your new tattoo in the mirror. What do you think? After you have a bit of time to relax, we will take your photo in our studio.
We will cover up the tattooed areas with gauze and explain to you about the aftercare. Just because the artist is finished, this does not mean that your tattoo is done. For a beautiful result, correct tattoo aftercare is paramount! We need your help here. Remember, if there is any area that is unclear, just ask and we will do our best to help you understand.