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How Much is a Japanese Full Back Tattoo?

  • Posted by CHallowell
  • On November 29, 2023
As to the popular question of “how much is a japanese full back tattoo?”, the answer is variable in many ways, some of these were pointed to above. But we will concern ourselves here with the authentic Traditional Japanese tattoo, and leave cheap imitations as well as Americanized abstractions aside at this time. Still, the […]
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How Long Do Japanese Back Tattoos Take?

  • Posted by CHallowell
  • On November 29, 2023
The traditional Japanese backpiece will take many hours to complete. Dedication, patience, and long suffering are tested as the wearer slowly makes the journey to completion. Depending on the image and the size of the wearer, the full irezumi, or japanese tattoo, backpiece will take between 50 and 100 hours. No small feat to say […]
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What is a japanese back tattoo called?

  • Posted by CHallowell
  • On November 29, 2023
The traditional Japanese full back tattoo starts at the shoulders, and extends across the buttocks to terminate at the mid thigh. The Japanese back tattoo is called “kame no ko” which means “shell of the turtle”. The implication is as strong as it is clear. The wearer is both embellished and protected by the beautiful […]
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How Does Irezumi Compare to Traditional American Tattoos?

  • Posted by CHallowell
  • On November 20, 2023
We have investigated a few of the similarities of irezumi and American traditional tattooing, which we, as Americans, understand a little better. However, this understanding may be surface level, incomplete, or wrong-minded, depending on our amount of intimacy with it. American Traditional Tattoos vs. Traditional Japanese Tattoos “Irezumi”  In fact, most Americans know little more […]
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Experiencing the Best Tattoo Shops In Dallas

  • Posted by CHallowell
  • On July 27, 2023
Ranking the best tattoos in Dallas history is a daunting task. Lucky for me, I have had the opportunity to see many to choose from, and to witness the winners i have chosen with my own two eyes. The following are what I believe to be five of the best tattoos in Dallas tattoo history.  […]
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What is an Irezumi (Japanese) Tattoo?

  • Posted by CHallowell
  • On December 1, 2021
Irezumi is a traditional style of Japanese tattoo art that has a rich history and cultural significance. The term “irezumi” translates to “inserting ink” and it refers to the traditional Japanese tattooing style that has been practiced for centuries. The Japanese have many names such as Horimono and Wabori. When Did Irezumi Start? The practice […]
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Traditional Tattooing is the Rock of Ages

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On March 11, 2019
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is nice to have the opportunity to speak with you again! I have been away from the typewriter as I have been quite busy behind the tattoo machine. The Japanese Tattoo Work, or Irezumi, has been in heavy focus this week in my studio. I had the honor of starting a […]
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The Best Tattoo Artist in Dallas, Episode 13

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On November 15, 2018
The jumping off point is important in all things. Do we plan endlessly, or rush in without a single thought? Are we the kind to just talk about it? Or are we the type to attack and achieve the desired action? When the task is complete, do we pat ourselves on the back, tear ourselves […]
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The Unique Artist Canon Of Traditional Tattooing

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On September 20, 2018
I work in the traditional tattoo style. This is a style that is made for tattooing. It has its own artistic canon and excludes copying other art forms. I have of course translated just about every medium into a tattoo throughout my 23 years of practicing the art of tattoo. I have realized over time […]
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Trust Your Traditional Tattoo Artist

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On July 30, 2018
As a beginner at getting tattooed for the first time, you, of course, are going to be unfamiliar with the process. Allow me to shine a light on some areas that are still unknown to many aspiring traditional tattoo collectors. The tattoo design is drawn as an outline only. The shading and color are added […]
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