At 434 Tattoo, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of tattoo styles and techniques, including traditional Japanese hand tattooing or tebori. This ancient art form irezumi involves using a handheld tool to apply ink to the skin, resulting in a unique and beautiful tattoo.
One of the artists at 434 Tattoo who is particularly skilled in wabori is our very own Adam Siehr. With over 30 years of experience in the tattoo industry, Adam has had the opportunity to learn the art from masters of the industry, including the legendary Horiyoshi III of Japan. As time has passed, Adam began practicing the historical Japanese tattooing practice of tebori
What makes tebori so special, and what is Adam's experience with this traditional technique?
First and foremost, tebori requires a high level of skill and precision. Unlike machine tattooing, which relies on a steady hand and a steady machine, tebori artists must use their own strength and control to apply ink to the skin. This can be a physically demanding process, but it allows for a level of detail and nuance that is difficult to achieve with a machine.
Adam's experience with tebori has added to his long and rewarding journey as a custom tattoo artist. Each year cultivates his own unique style further and he combines traditional Japanese elements with his own personal artistic style.
At 434 Tattoo, we believe that tebori is not just a tattoo technique, but an art form that requires a deep understanding of Japanese culture, history, and aesthetics. Adam's experience with tebori is a testament to his dedication to this craft, and we are proud to offer this unique and beautiful style of tattooing to our clients.
If you're interested in getting a tebori tattoo, or just want to learn more about this traditional technique, we invite you to visit 434 Tattoo and speak with Adam or one of our other skilled artists. With their expertise and passion for tebori, you can trust that you'll receive a beautiful and meaningful tattoo that will last a lifetime.