This week the gallery is dedicated to Geishas Tattoo Flash: the geisha somehow embodies all the allure of the Orient with her delicacy, elegance and composure. Inspired by this icon, tattoo artists have found fertile ground for the expression of refinement, exploring the fine line which separates passion and submission, love and pain.

Each individual geisha has an identity of her own, personalised by a tousled lock of hair which gives her movement, the expression on her face close up which expresses fear, sadness or love. The geisha, with the colour of her robes, is traditionally accompanied by other subjects from the Japanese genre – heroes, warriors or animals – transforming all around her in a delicate, ethereal, floating world.

Choose your flash and get tattooed!

This column is dedicated to tattoo flash: there will be loads of new proposals every week, in colour and black and white which we select for you from material sent to the staff. A melting pot on a specific theme from which to pick the subjects you’ve always dreamed of having tattooed.