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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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