For its subjects, the oriental tattoo is inspired by ancient traditions and legends.

The most beloved characters are snakes, koi-carps, tigers, dragons and other ferocious animals, but also deities and masks, samurai and geishas, ​​warriors, demons, spiteful spirits, and mutant creatures – all framed by beautiful compositions of water, waves, leaves and flowers that, according to the different interpretations of the style, have a different impact each time.

Kostas Tzikalagias, Dirty Rose Tattoo, Thessaloniki, Greece
Kostas Tzikalagias, Dirty Rose Tattoo, Thessaloniki, Greece

The color palette, the dimensions, the stories and creative interpretations change, but the charm of this magical universe remains unchanged.

Claudia De Sabe, Red Point Tattoo, London, UK
Claudia De Sabe, Red Point Tattoo, London, UK

To pay homage to this beloved style, we have chosen some works that have recently caught our attention, made by tattoo artists from all over the world: Ching, Claudia De Sabe, Evan Griffiths, Francesco Schiavi, Hamish Mclauchlan, Henning Jorgensen, Horitomo , Johan Svahn, Kostas Tzikalagias, Matthew Mooney, Monta Morino, Pino Cafaro, Ryan Ussher, Stewart Robson, Tutti Serra.

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