tisdag 21 februari 2012

Back-piece in progress by Alex

A nice Dragon Back-piece in progress by Alex!

The art of Ozuma Kaname

Ozuma Kaname was a painter/artist from Tokyo,Japan,
who worked closely with japanese tattoo-artists, creating
amazing pieces of art on silk!
As much as he was inspired by the art of japanese traditional tattooing, irezumi,
as much he also inspired tattoo-artists and his second book that came out in 1995,
was a true source of inspiration and reference.
We would like to show you some of his amazing works, all handpainted on silk
Ozuma Kaname at an exhibition of his work, Tokyo, Japan

Ozuma Kaname in his studio, Tokyo, Japan

söndag 19 februari 2012

Old Japanese photos of irezumi

We thought we want to share some really cool old photos from Japan, early ca 1900-1930
The tattooartists are unknown and long gone, but the photos remains!
True piece of art and proud craftmanship, this is the real thing, uncut!
 Unknown Tattoo-artist, ca 1900, Japan

Unknown Tattoo-Artist, ca 1900, Japan

Tattoo-Artist unknown, 1995, Japan

ca 1900, Japan

Shoko Tendo, Writer of the book 'Yakuza Moon', Tokyo, Japan, 2000

Tattooed man in the red-light district of Tokyo, Kabuki-cho, ca 1950

Tonys friend Chiaki at work, Japan, 2005

I hope you all get inspired by these beautiful photos and can feel the pride, patience, dedication
 and amount of work that is behind creating these beautiful pieces,
Its a prefect example of that tattooing is NOT a fashion-thing, if we choose
designs and placement wisely, Go BIG is the keyword! 

onsdag 15 februari 2012

Latest acrylic painting by Alex....and added link to our friends in Taiwan...East Tattoo

The latest acrylic painting by Alex!
"Passage"  Acrylic on Canvas by Alex, Feb 2012

We also added a link to our friends in Taiwan, East tattoo!
Check them out!  They are doing fantastic work!  You can find it in our link-section to the right of the page!
Enjoy and get inspired!!

lördag 11 februari 2012

Winter, snowboard and Tattoos

A very cool piece in progress by Alex,
Snowboard-theme sleeve!  Fits perfect now here in the frozen north!

fredag 10 februari 2012

2012- We are all back in the shop from holidays and travels!

We are now all back in the shop working, after the holidays and travelling,
2012 is the year of the dragon, so first out is a photo of Alex working on a very nice dragon-backpiece!

Tattoo-artist Ivo has also visited us, and stayed in Sweden for a weeks,
getting some work by Alex, that they started last spring at the Copenhagen Inkfest convention!

Ivo getting tattooed!

Close-up photos of Ivo's incredible back tattooed by Alex!

The front is also tattooed by Alex for many years ago, looks very nice!!

Tony and Elin has been travelling in south-east Asia, Thailand and Bali, Indonesia,
getting some buddhistic protection tattoos by hand, and visit some fellow tattoo-artists and shops!
Here are some random photos, nice escape from the swedish winter-cold!

Elin, Si and Tony at Jay´s Tapear Tattoo shop on Phi Phi Island

Inside the Tapear Tattoo Shop on Phi Phi

Beautiful Thailand

The Art of Bali, Indonesia, what an incredible island!

Tony tattooing tattoo-artist Bow in their local tattoo-place up in the mountains in Thailand!
Very primitive, but cool place, with alot of art and artists living together!
This is as far we came this time, we continue next winter!

Lazy January day in Thailand, far from snow and ice!

Andreas has been very busy on some really nice big pieces, here comes a few of them,

Andreas at work on a japanese back-piece!

 Some nice script by Andreas, Smile Now, Cry Later...
 First session on a traditional japanese piece, by Andreas
 Dragon-koi sleeve, by Andreas
 Mattias legs, by Andreas

A cool full-sleeve, Fudo Moyo's sword with a dragon wrapping around it, in progress by Andreas

Elin has also been busy since she came back from the travels, painting and tattooing!
She is in the process of doing a series of paintings in ink, graphic designs!
Prints will soon be avaiable for sale!  check out for more info or call the shop at 0413-21360

Elins paintings!

...and some new tattoos from Elin!

For more updates..please check our facebook page, Tattooworld Höör

We will also be attending and working at Harley Davidson ProBike Helsingborg 24-25 March for the spring meeting!  If you are near that area, drop in and say hello to us and check out some cool bikes!   See you there!