Tattoo Artist Shige at the London Tattoo Convention 2017

Shige is widely regarded as one of the best tattoo artists in the world, with his pioneering Japanese style winning multiple awards and gracing tattoo magazines across the globe. His work, deeply influenced by Japanese art and symbolism, is a unique take on a traditional and time-honoured style and his magnificently detailed bodysuits are instantly recognisable.

Having spent time honing his craft with Filip Leu in Lausanne during his formative years, Shige emerged as one of the foremost tattoo artists in the industry, and works today from his private studio in Yokohoma. This week, we chat to Shige to discuss his roots, influences, and the story behind his latest poster design for The London Tattoo Convention…

Read the interview by Jasmine Rollason (translated by Mick and Sana Sakura) here: check out our gallery and be ready to meet Shige next week-end at the London Tattoo Convention!