Tamatori hime, the “jewel-taking princess”

Tamatori hime is the nickname of a legendary ama – a pearl diver. She dove down to the bottom of the sea to retrieve a priceless lost jewel. There are just a few heroines in Japanese mythology. That’s why we think it’s a very special motif for a Japanese tattoo in the form of a …

Japanese tattoos in Berlin

What better place than at Good Old Times to get yourself some Japanese tattoos in Berlin? With passion and experience we are committed to offering the highest quality Japanese tattoos in the city. The Japanese art of tattooing has its roots in the Japan of ancient times. Sit back, make yourself comfortable and get ready …

The Chinese Shuihu Zhuan

Ever heard of the Chinese Shuihu Zhuan? For most people, it probably sounds like the menu of their favourite Asian restaurant. However, few people know that these are Chinese Robin Hoods. They are the model for the Japanese Suikoden of the 18th century.  Shuihu Zhuan – more than just a fairy tale The Shuihu Zhuan …

Benzaiten and the seven lucky Gods

If you think of the word “happiness” surely many different thoughts will come to your mind. However, if you take a look at Japanese culture, you will quickly come across Benzaiten and the Seven lucky Gods (Shichi Fukujin). In our upcoming blog post, we will explain you their meaning and origin bit by bit. We …

The Koi – A cult tattoo and its prominence

When it comes to the Koi, short form for Nishikigoi, almost everyone has probably heard of this fish. Whether you are a fan of fish studies or have noticed its popularity as a tattoo motif, Kois are having a cult status in today’s culture and not just in Japanese. How the Koi turned into a …

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 …

Tattoo art and persistence

Your taste, our responsibility At Good Old Times Tattoo Berlin we always focus on tattoo art and persistence. Our tattoo artists are always happy to create the perfect design for you and turn your idea into reality. Tattoos built to last The process of creating a custom tattoo is a dialogue between your taste in …

Walk In Tattoo Berlin

Tips for a successful, spontaneous Tattoo in Berlin How to get a successful Walk In Tattoo in Berlin? Easy-peasy. As you all have probably already noticed, here at Good Old Times Tattoo we specialize in large scale tattoo projects. But this doesn’t mean that, if we have time, we dislike some fun Walk-in tattoos. Below …

Cover-Up Tattoos in Berlin

Can you still see the tribal? Swen Losinsky has made a name for himself with his cover-up tattoos in Berlin. Create a beautiful tattoo instead of just a black square Our philosophy is to create beautiful cover-up tattoos without using massive black areas that would obviously suggest a cover-up. Even if the old tattoo or …

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