島田俊夫 Toshio shimada
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My name is Toshio Shimada and I’m a tattoo artist. I was born in Brazil and I now live in Japan. My parents are of European and Japanese origin. I started tattooing in Brazil with my father in 1985. In 1994 I opened my own studio in Japan. My style of tattoo is called Wabori (Japanese style) and also Tebori (free hand) style that uses bamboo sticks bundled together forming many needles at the top. I use my own Tebori too for some events. My tattoo drawings of demons and dragons have many stories. As tattoo artists in Japan we work in groups. Due to the strong sense of community in the Japanese culture. I worked in Gunma prefecture, north of Tokyo for several years and now Ellen Kawashima is working there. I have a second studio in Tokyo in the Shibuya area where I currently do my work. I work mostly in traditional Japanese styles, sometimes the old school “sailors tattoo” style. I have worked in various places around the world. Some of these places include Rome, Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, New York, and Miami. Sometimes I work in Los Angeles doing private tattooing and working on new designs. I enjoy participating in various tattoo conventions all around the world. I would like to join more when ever I get the opportunity.