Best Anime Tattoo Artists & Where To Find Them

Due to popular demand, we are bringing you part three of the Best Anime Tattoo Artists & where you can find them around the world!

Here is a round-up of a few extremely talented anime tattoo artists from around the world that would love for you to be their next client! (Click on the images to go to their Instagram and see more of their work!)

  • Michelle Grey (Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Abbie Williams (Peterborough)
  • Georgina Liliane (Southhampton)
  • Thomas Carli Jarlier (Clermont-Ferrand)
  • Belgium:
  • Renko Dees (St Ghislain, Belgium)
  • Ireland:
  • Chris Hill (Belfast)

Laura Aguilar (Mexico City)

New Zealand:
Steve Butcher (Auckland

Anton YellowDog (Moscow)

United States:
Russell Van Schlack (Orlando, Florida)

Gina Fote (Spring Hill, Florida)

Dee Soto (Northhampton, MA)

Victoria Kurtz (New Albany, Indiana)

A tattoo lover who loves anime is, in fact, an anime lover. With its unique aesthetics, the world of Japanese animation has easily influenced the tattoo industry.

The anime industry has had a huge impact on the world, and is bigger than ever in the 21st century.

It doesn’t matter if you prefer comedy, action, romantic, or horror anime, there is sure to be some suitable for you.

Tattoo Stylist’ tattoo artists were inspired by anime as kids, and they still enjoy their favorite shows to this day.

In this blog post, we will summarize the anime tattoo world, a somewhat difficult task.

Here we’ll take a look at the most popular anime symbol tattoo designs and give you tattoo inspiration for some of the world’s favorite anime characters like Naruto, Dragon Ball, and Pokemon.

Browse through our collection of anime tattoos that we found for more inspiration!

How to Choose the Perfect Anime Tattoo for You?

Originating from Japan, the term anime comes from the English word animation, referring to hand-drawn and computer-animated works. It flourished in the country because Japan has other pop culture, such as light novels, manga and video games. Did you know some of the most popular anime series were adaptations of these?

Eventually, they became popular in other parts of the world, since anyone can enjoy them with English dubs and subtitles. They’re appealing because they’re creative, filled with all kinds of human emotions and nuances. Sometimes, they even carry messages and symbolisms that make them perfect as tattoos! You may embrace your favorite character on your ink, as they’re comical and great conversation starters.

When choosing the perfect anime tattoo, the key is to stick to your personality and values. Do you want a bold statement such as a dragon tattoo from Dragon Ball Z, or you prefer something sweet and romantic like Chobits? Anime tattoos can have deeper personal meaning too. Do you have a specific character in mind that gave you inspiring lessons in life when you were a kid?

If you’re a devout anime fan, choosing the best character would be challenging. Some of the most popular anime tattoos are Hunter x Hunter, Gundam Seed, Pokémon, Naruto, Detective Conan, Voltes V and Yu Yu Hakusho. For women, you might have heard of Sailormoon, Magic Knight Rayearth, Oh My Goddess, Fushigi Yuugi and Fruits Basket.

Dragon Ball Z (Japanese: ドラゴンボールZ, Hepburn: Doragon Bōru Zetto, commonly abbreviated as DBZ) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Part of the Dragon Ball media franchise, it is the sequel to the 1986 Dragon Ball anime series and adapts the latter 325 chapters of the original Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama, which ran in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1988 to 1995. The series aired in Japan on Fuji TV from April 1989 to January 1996 and was later dubbed for broadcast in at least 81 countries worldwide.[4]

Dragon Ball Z continues the adventures of Son Goku in his adult life as he and his companions defend the Earth against villains including aliens (Vegeta, Frieza), androids (Cell), and magical creatures (Majin Buu). At the same time, the story parallels the life of his son, Gohan, as well as the development of his rivals, Piccolo and Vegeta.

Due to the success of the anime in the United States, the manga chapters making up its story were initially released by Viz Media under the Dragon Ball Z title. The anime’s popularity has also spawned numerous media and merchandise that have come to represent the majority of content within the Dragon Ball franchise. Dragon Ball Z remains a cultural icon through numerous adaptations and re-releases, including a remastered broadcast titled Dragon Ball Kai.[a]

Dragon Ball Z has since been followed by two sequel series: Dragon Ball GT (1996–1997) and Dragon Ball Super (2015–2018).

Frieza Saga

Upon their arrival on Namek, Krillin, Gohan, and Bulma discover that Vegeta and his superior, the galactic tyrant Frieza, are already there, each looking to use the Dragon Balls to obtain immortality. Vegeta is stronger than before, as Saiyans become stronger when they recover from the brink of death, so he seizes the opportunity to rebel against Frieza. A triangular game of cat-and-mouse ensues, with Frieza, Vegeta and Gohan/Krillin alternately possessing one or more of the Dragon Balls, with no one managing to possess all seven at any given time.

Vegeta manages to isolate Frieza’s lieutenants one-by-one and kill them. When Frieza sees that Vegeta is posing too big of a problem, he summons the Ginyu Force, a team of elite mercenaries led by Captain Ginyu, who has the ability to switch bodies with his opponents. Vegeta reluctantly teams up with Gohan and Krillin to fight them, knowing that they are too much for him to handle alone. The Ginyu Force proves too powerful, but Goku finally arrives and defeats them single-handedly, saving Vegeta, Gohan, and Krillin. Vegeta believes Goku may have become the legendary warrior of the Saiyans, the Super Saiyan (超サイヤ人, Sūpā Saiya-jin). As Goku heals from a brutal fight with Captain Ginyu, Krillin, Dende and Gohan secretly use the Dragon Balls behind Vegeta’s back to wish for Piccolo’s resurrection and teleport him to Namek. Vegeta finds them using the Dragon Balls without him, but the Grand Elder dies and renders the Dragon Balls inert before he can wish for immortality. Just as this happens, Frieza arrives and decides to kill the four of them for denying him his wish for immortality.

Piccolo arrives on Namek, but is accidentally separated from the others due to a badly-worded wish. He finds the strongest Namekian warrior, Nail, who was defeated by Frieza, and fuses with him to greatly increase his power.

Despite both Piccolo and Vegeta’s advances in power, they are greatly outclassed by Frieza, who goes through several transformations before reaching his final form, which he then uses to kill Dende.

Goku arrives after healing from his injuries, and Vegeta tells him that Frieza was the one who destroyed the Saiyan homeworld and massacred the Saiyan race, as he feared that he would one day be overthrown by a Super Saiyan. Frieza then kills Vegeta in front of Goku.

Though Goku’s power exceeds Vegeta’s, he is still no match for Frieza. Goku uses his last resort, a massive Spirit Bomb with the energy of Namek and the surrounding worlds, and it seemingly defeats the tyrant. However, Frieza manages to survive, and he unleashes his wrath upon the group by gravely wounding Piccolo and murdering Krillin. Goku’s rage finally erupts, and he undergoes a strange transformation that turns his hair blond, his eyes blue and causes a golden aura to radiate from his body. Goku has finally become a Super Saiyan.

Meanwhile, the revived Kami uses Earth’s Dragon Balls to resurrect everyone on Namek that was killed by Frieza and his henchmen, which also allows the Grand Elder to be resurrected for a short time, and the Namekian Dragon to return. Dende uses the final wish to teleport everyone on Namek to Earth except for Goku and Frieza.

Even at 100% power, Frieza proves to be no match for the Super Saiyan transformation, and Goku defeats the evil tyrant before escaping Namek as the planet is destroyed in a massive explosion.

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