I'm a fun, loving person who believes in a professional attitude and the best talent when forming the journey that will ILLUSTRATE your personal SAGA!
My story of tattooing begins in the mid 90's while I was living in Japan. Learning the language and culture was fascinating! I began studying Japanese calligraphy known as "SHODOU", and it was through "SHODOU" that I was introduced to "IREZUMI" (Tattooing) by chance. A very rare opportunity to be a part of as a westerner, the process of collaborating together, working up the art, and the nature of respect given to the process were all very different from our "western-style" Tattoo environments. It very much impressed me, and so I have incorporated much of that into the essence of KOYO STUDIOS and the process by which I create your story and put it into your skin.
I specialize in Realism, Realistic Portraits, Caricatures, Traditional and Modern Japanese, Comic Book styles, Anime, Cartooning, Painter styles, Japanese Calligraphy, and Western Calligraphy.
Learning different styles is an art of its own, and I am very good at it...so bring whatever idea you have!
Cover-Ups and fixes
I thoroughly enjoy fixing Permanent Make-Up and Tattoos that are improperly done or that you no longer like.
Please scroll over the cards below and click to take a look at my galleries of "Artwork", "Tattoos", and "Finished Designs".