yokai parade

The Yokai world

Yokai who? Despite worldwide travel warnings by the German Foreign Office, we want to dive into the Yokai world today. Yokai are mysterious Japanese folklore creatures that can take shape in a variety of forms and species. They appear when the explanations of how our world functions are no longer sufficient enough to correspond reality. […]

Linedesigns of Alice Summers

Alice Summers’ art

Remember Alice Summers‘ art? She has already filled the guest spot with us several times and at the beginning of this year she finally decided to give up the nomadic life of a tattoo artist and sign on permanently at M.S. Good Old Times instead. And best of all: Alice has her latest book project […]

Tattoo Artist wears face mask

Tattooing during the Corona pandemic

Tattooing during the Corona pandemic? Until recently hardly conceivable. Nevertheless, we are allowed to open our shop again as from 9th of may. However, the only way to do this in a responsabile manner is by making a few basic changes in our working organization. The most important thing: Don’t come by without an appointment! […]

bowery tattoostyle on tattooed men

Tattoos from the Bowery

Tattoos from the Bowery has its origins in a place that many know from Martin Scorsese’s epic historical drama “Gangs of New York” – the Bowery in southern Manhattan. The Bowery borders Chinatown, Little Italy, the Lower East Side and the East Village. This is why the area has always been considered a cultural hub […]

Japanese Hannya Tattoo

The Corona Quarantine goes into the next round and our Matteo has made the effort to bring you closer to the Japanese Hannya tattoo. Have fun with it !!! Yokai Pretty much everyone who moves through the tattoo scene with their eyes open has already stumbled across this horned face with demonic eyes and pointed […]

swen losinsky schaut besorgt auf den Umgang mit COVID-19

COVID-19 in Berlin

Due to the COVID-19 in Berlin, from the 18th of March I have indefinitely closed my beloved tattoo studio Good Old Times Tattoo. This was not an easy decision for me to take . On one hand, it was morally unacceptable to continue tattooing our customers, exposing them and my team to the possibility of […]

sun dancer by bert grimm

Bert Grimm´s sun dancer

Another classic in the old school tattoo world is Bert Grimm´s sun dancer. In the original flash, as the native american girl raises her left knee, her right hand holds a spear. In her left hand she holds a shield with an eagle emblazoned on it. A red sun and traditional yellow roses are painted […]

painting of pharaohs horses by sebastian aurich

Pharaoh´s Horses Tattoo Flash

The Pharaoh´s Horses Tattoo Flash was a classic under the oldtimer of all Tattoos in the beginning of the 20th century. We will start our journey with this specific tattoo design to explore the world of classic tattooflash showing you traditional designs from America and Europe as well as designs from the far east and […]

irezumi bodies

The Rise of Irezumi in Japan

Swen Losinsky flew to London to the Hamiltons Gallery to visit Mario Testino’s exhibition “East”. The renowned photographer featured 18 prints that thematizised the rise of Irezumi and compromises two subjects matters; Japanese flowers on golden screens and vividly tattooed men intricately entwined. Flowers in the floating world The flower still lifes are inspired by […]

traditional tattooed vintage couple

Traditional Tattoos in Central Berlin

Traditional Tattoos in Central Berlin are done at the well known Good Old Times Tattoo studio. Classic motifs will last a lifetime and still look cool when you will have your Sunday afternoon walk with your granny team 😉 Eastern History Tattoos exist since a long time. The oldest one is dated 5000 years ago. […]