My first tebori tattoo!

Western vs. Japanese breakfast. Which do you prefer? (Western comes first)


Today, me and Jess will go to Asagaya to get tattooed. I will get my very first tebori tattoo (japanese traditional style – no machine). I’m excited! And nice to rest my neck for a day. It’s totally broken.

Pictures from stroll in Asagaya.

So today I got my very first tebori tattoo in Japan. Tebori is the technique of tattooing by hand and means literally”to carve by hand”. I was very excited. I thought it would hurt more, but the tattoo artist – Yamato Bonten – was very professional and even played the GazettE on the computer while working, so I did actually find it all very cosy and I enjoyed every minute. People probably wonder what it feels like and I would say that it feels like what you expect it to: like if something thick is piercing your flesh in slow pace. I didn’t mind at all and I would like to do it again.

I recommend everyone to visit Yamato Bonten in Asagaya!

Mmmmm…. Japan has the best sushi!


In the evening, we went to a place in Kagurazaka that had VERY cheap beer: 180 YEN!!!! (like ~13 swedish kronor) Crazy crazy….


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  1. I love the tattoo that you got . when I go Japan someday I think I will find the courage to go there and get a tattoo.

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