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The Yokai world

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

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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 rough side of the city The Bowery is a street and neighborhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan, known as a rough …

Japanese Hannya Tattoo preview

Japanese Hannya Tattoo

Yokai Pretty much everyone who navigates the tattoo scene, at least once stumbled across this horned face with demonic eyes and sharp teeth. The Japanese Hannya tattoo is a very popular motif and you can wear it in all shapes and colours. But what hides behind this mask with distorted facial features? Japanese Hannya in …

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COVID-19 in Berlin

Due to the COVID-19 in Berlin, from 18.03.2020 Swen Losinsky has indefinitely closed his beloved tattoo shop. This was not an easy decision for him to take. On one hand, it was morally unacceptable to continue tattooing customers, exposing them to the possibility of infection. On the other hand, it’s for him and his team …

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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 Inspired by traditional ‘Ukiyo-e‘ (pictures of the …