Introducing: Shige – Yellow Blaze Tattoo
If you are the fans of tattoo art, you surely have heard about the world’s best tattoo artist from Yokohama, Japan; Shigenori Iwasaki or known as Shige. He was the award winner of London Tattoo Conventions which was held in 2005 and 2006 for winning the colorful bodysuits. The famous tattoo artist was born in Hiroshima, 1970 in an artistic environment since her mother was also painted as her hobby and recommended Shige to paint as well. It seemed like the drawing skill grew then.
Before he took the path as a professional tattoo artist; Shige was worked as a mechanic who specializes in Harley Davidson Motorcycles in the early 90s. During that time, he got first interested in tattoo after getting plenty chances to see American tattoos. Since then, he started to self-teach on how to do the tattoo while still working as a mechanic. Shige started to tattoo in 1995 and he has never received an internship. He studied about the tattoo and how to tattoo by himself and thanks to the art lover family he owned, he indeed got the skills. Together with his wife, Chisato; Shige opened his first tattoo studio in Yokohama in 2000 which is named Yellow Blazed Tattoo where he still works there until today.