Time + Space: Mister Cartoon Tokyo Tattoo Tour Part 2

In the second part of the Tokyo Tattoo Tour series, we follow LA-based tattoo artist Mister

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In the second part of the Tokyo Tattoo Tour series, we follow LA-based tattoo artist Mister Cartoon as he discusses the many ways in which he finds the city to be similar to his own hometown (loyalty and family are among the two traits both have in common). Although some might assume he gets commissioned for countless geisha and dragon tattoos, Mister Cartoon explains that the Japanese customer actually wants an authentic piece of the West Coast lifestyle, requesting LA-style body art in the form of block lettering, script, portrait styles and pin-up girls. Watch the video to see footage from Mister Cartoon’s Tokyo adventure.

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