Starting as an offshoot from the street culture magazine Burst, that among music, motorcycles, art and fashion already featured a small section on
tattoos, Tattoo Burst saw the light of day back in 2001 and became Japan’s first real mainstream tattoo magazine.
Like its Western counterparts it
featured in depth interviews with both domestic and international artists, history and background information on various tattoo traditons, reports on events on and related to tattoo culture all over the globe and lifestyle columns. Halfway through the magazine there would often be a short manga comic by artist Mashuko that would have
fictional tattooer Horikyou tell
anecdotes that were inspired by stories from real life artists.
Unfortunately, after 11 years, the
magazine stopped in 2012 and even though there are now many others there has never quite been an equal. Loved the world over Tattoo Burst has become a highly sought collectible by both tattoo artists and collectors.
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