Japanese Tattoos2018-12-15T12:42:34+00:00

Japanese Tattoos

When it comes to tattoos, no culture has a richer history than the Japanese (well, except maybe the pacific islanders at least). With a very distinct style crafted over millennia, of which much was conducted in secrecy, Japanese tattoos have evolved to become one of the world’s most popular tattoo styles today.

Originating as spiritual and decorative tattoos as far back as 10,000 BC, tattoos have come a long way since a stick and some makeshift ink. During the Yayoi period was when the Japanese tattoo began to form its own – adopting the name Irezumi which literally means “inserting ink”.

Throughout the Edo period, the tattoo fluctuated between good and bad, with many tattoo artists having to conduct their work in secrecy. It wasn’t until 1945 that Tattoos became officially legal in Japan after influences from the West. However it was the deep meanings behind these tattoos that hold significance today, influencing tattoo artists the world over.

Many Irezumi symbols have meanings so we recommend talking with our artists about which Japanese tattoo you think is best. We have skilled, highly trained Japanese tattoo artists who are able to decipher the hidden stories and create a piece of art that is unique an specific to you and you alone. Mayhem Ink Patong is the best tattoo studio in Phuket, and the best in Thailand for high quality tattoos of the Japanese kind. Take a look and see what masterpieces our specialised Japanese tattoo artists are able to create.

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Booking a tattoo in Thailand is made simple with Mayhem Ink. Our super easy process gets you connected with one of our talented tattoo artists as soon as possible, so there is less time communicating and more time designing. Fill out the form below and we will make sure to get back to you as soon as possible. We recommend those who want to book a tattoo in Phuket, use the online booking system to guarantee a place in our busy schedule. Booking a tattoo with Mayhem Ink Patong is easy. We strive to give you the best tattoo artist for the job, so the sooner you get in touch, the sooner you can get the tattoo done. If you are on a tight schedule, let us know or better still, why not book a spot before arriving so that when you get to Phuket, everything is smooth and easygoing.