Photographed by Kip Fulbeck
Image from the exhibition PERSEVERANCE, of thirteen of Shige's tattoo clients. Based in Yokohama, Shige embodies the synthesis of traditional Japanese tattoo with contemporary, modern stylistics. Shige was part of the groundbreaking "Basara" show organized by renowned artist Tenmyouya Hisashi. Held in an art gallery in the busy Aoyama District in Tokyo, "Basara" was the first event of its kind. Shige represented Japanese tattooing by speaking and showing ten of his body suits in person- a very rare sight in Japan. Unframed, printed on heavyweight paper, shipped rolled. 12"x36"