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How Much is a Japanese Full Back Tattoo?

  • Posted by CHallowell
  • On November 29, 2023
How Much Is A Full Back Japanese Tattoo Cost? 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 […]
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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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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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Japanese Tattoo is an Art for All Seasons of Life

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On December 29, 2017
Brad wears the tattoo of the month this time around; a Japanese half sleeve tattoo that depicts a single Peony and its bud blowing in the wind and being tossed about by a wave. The Peony is one of the main flowers used in the Japanese tattoo, also known as Irezumi, or Horimono. The Peony […]
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The Flower Priest

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On October 16, 2015
What to say of this, a piece I worked on for years, on a great friend and a great artist, who’s strength is equal to his talent… Over and over what impresses me is the ability of my customers to stand up to the intense physical pain of tattooing… This pain is especially excruciating when […]
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Peacock works for a cover up

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On October 8, 2015
Sitting up late working, maybe its not tattooing, not painting… Strangely, its writing, one of the first art forms I ran to, after I had read the lyric sheets for everyone from 7 Seconds to The Smiths, even as I recoiled from the reading assignments in english class… school sucked. I had my friend draw […]
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Autumn Mix Irezumi

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On September 21, 2015
Every customer is just as important as the next one. “You are only as good as your last tattoo.” And yet, there is an added pressure when you know the tattoo will be seen more than others, or, when you know that you will see the tattoo more than others. But it is a pressure […]
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Tenka Gomen; Kabuki Kumadori

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On August 10, 2015
Rememberin’ back when i knew every tattoo shop in town… Next came the era when I actually knew most of the tattooers… Of course i started tattooing in Amarillo, and spent the bulk of my career tattooing in Ft. Worth, and am now tattooing in Dallas, the big city, the Big D… But then again […]
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Sumi Botan

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On July 28, 2015
This will be my last shared post from Carlhallowell.com to Facebook, for a while at least. I want to keep all content exclusive from site to site, including my instagram feed @featherhand and the shop feed @elmstreettattoo. The purpose of all of these accounts is primarily to showcase my traditional tattooing and traditional japanese tattooing, […]
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