year of the dragon

It’s 2024, the year of the dragon 辰 (Tatsu) 🐉. Akemashite omedetō gozaimasu! (Happy New Year!). Are you thinking about where to get your next Japanese tattoos in Berlin? Well, you can be sure that here at Good Old Times Tattoo Berlin you will find the best quality tattoos and a service worthy of our …

Custom Walk-in Tattoos

Who doesn’t love cool custom walk-in tattoos? Exactly, even your mother does 😜 Read our blog post to best prepare yourself for your next spontaneous tattoo in Berlin! Update January 2024 We have great news for your next Berlin tattoo: our team has expanded and we can now offer tattoos without appointment daily! In addition …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …