2018/12/30 11:54


Bavarian Custom Irons JP

・Japanese,Oriental and Tribal Style Tattoo.

・7 minutes on foot from the Shibuya station

・All custom design.

@ipotattooloyal ・Japanese,Oriental and Asian Tribal Style Tattoo. ・7 minutes on foot from the Shibuya station. ・All custom design. A survivor of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Ken Riku has been a tattoo artist for five years, and just opened his studio in Shibuya in March 2018. His specialties are Neo Japanese, Asian Style Tribal, Tebori (traditional hand-poked tattoos), and Oriental tattoos. He is blood brothers with Stefan Fischer, the owner of Bavarian Custom Irons, a high-quality tattoo machine brand from Germany. Ken Riku uses all new technology to produce his tattoo work — every aspect of the design is carefully mapped out and drawn on photos of the desired location first, and can be easily adjusted with just a few swipes on his Illustrator/Photoshop-synced iPad. — so this was a really fascinating part of the tattoo process. Not only that, but Ken is 1/4 American Japanese and also fluent English speaker, so consultations can be easily made in English or Japanese. Ken Riku is the only artist at this studio.


iPo is the only artist at this studio, but if you are interested in getting a tattoo done using traditional Japanese inks and materials in a modern setting, this is the place to go in Tokyo. While there aren’t any female tattoo artists on staff here, there are two female apprentices available if you want one present. This studio is also child-friendly, so if you need to bring your son or daughter along, just let iPo know in advance and he’ll try to accommodate your needs.


Where: Shibuya, Tokyo

Business hours: Based on consultations. Contact iPo directly via Instagram.

Average price: ¥10,000 (per hour)