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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hanya Mask and Cherry Blossom

I recently did this piece, it is yet to be finished, a Hanya and Cherry Blossom, a cover up piece.

The story is that she was once a beautiful woman who fell in love with a priest. Her unrequited love causes her to turn into a demon who expresses the fury of a woman overwhelmed by jealousy and anger.

Typically a hanya mask as used in kabuki theater and  as with any tattoo the meaning you place on it can be entirely personal.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Japanese Hand Tattooing

This is just an example of the work I am doing with the Japanese hand tools via Teburi Method.
Not only do this colors hold, they look vibrant but the also heal faster.
you may view all my other hand tattoo's in the tattoo shop or at
we are located on the corner of barrack and wellington street, Perth City Central, Western Australia

Friday, October 28, 2011

Polynesian Tattoo

I love doing this fine Polynesian styled tattoo's with ideas from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and surrounding area's like Marquesas and very seldom do I incorporate some Maori design within.

These are all done via Fine Line Hand tattoo and are all 100% freehand in the Perth studio or in Singapore at Marc Pinto's Primitive Tattoo

more images can be viewed on or on the website.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Free Movie Invite

Primitive would like to invite you to new doco-film Fighting Fear,a film by Macario De Souza, we have a cinema to fill and seats are limited best of all it's FREE!! RSVP is essential to – but that is also on the invite.
This there this link has a preview to the film on it …have a look.

Peacock Tattoo

I recently did this tattoo of a peacock tattoo in Black and Grey On Deigo, really enjoyed the tattoo

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My New Tattoo By Hori Hiro

My 2 dragons by Hori Hiro - Japan

Hanya - 100% traditional hand tattooing (teburi)

Hanya full back in progress 3rd session leaves.

see more images at
I recently met HoriKazu in Japan on my last visit.
Saw some of his traditional Bodysuit works.
Here's a book on it in english and provides loads of good info.
you can get it in most major bookstores