Kyōsai : The Israel Goldman Collection

On June 18, 2022 Good Old Times flew to London. We checked out the stunning exhibition “Kyōsai: The Israel Goldman Collection” that took place at the Royal Academy of Arts. Kawanabe Kyōsai was one of the most exciting Japanese painters of the 19th century. We had the pleasure of discovering his work – some of …

Good Old Times Tattoo welcomes you!

Welcome at Good Old Times Tattoo Berlin. We have listed down the most important shop rules that allow us to offer you the best tattoo experience possible. First read, then come and get it 😉 2G+ Please come to your appointments only if fully vaccinated (the recovered status alone is not enough), tested negative on …

Appointment deposit

We put all our love, passion and twenty years of experience into preparing your tattoo designs. To make sure you get the most out of your experience here at Good Old Times Tattoo, please read our blog post carefully to learn more about the appointment deposit rules. Non-refundable appointment deposit Unfortunately in the tattoo world …

Tattoo consultation

Curious to know more about a typical tattoo consultation here at Good Old Times Tattoo? Read below and learn more about it. UNIQUE TATTOOS In a world where everything is the copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy we stand for unique tattoos, made for unique people. How would …

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 …

The peony

Mankind cultivates the peony plant since the most ancients times. Eastern Asia widely worshippes this flower, far from any comparison of its kind in Europe.  The rose without thorns in ancient times Already in ancient times the human being knew the peony. In Greek mythology 2000 years ago Omero mentioned it in the Iliad. The …

The butterfly as tattoo motif

The butterfly as tattoo motif? Read more about this magical creature master of transformation and let it inspire you for your next tattoo. Metamorphosis and Camouflage Butterflies undergo a process of metamorphosis. A caterpillar seals itself within a chrysalis and undergoes a transformation into a butterfly. In the course of evolution this creature has had …

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 Kois, 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 Dragon …

Rock of Ages

“Rock of Ages” is a popular Christian hymn written by the Reformed Anglican minister Augustus Toplady. It is also one of the most famous traditional tattoo motifs. The story behind this classic begins in 1763. Augustus Toplady, a priest from a small village in England, was wandering from village to village when he unexpectedly caught himself in …

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