For those looking for distinctive, artistic tattoos or refined Asian-style pieces, this place is highly recommended. The artist, Ron, is well-travelled and enjoys bringing together different cultures at his studio, so Shi Ryu Doh attracts a cosmopolitan group of customers. He’ll lead you through the entire process, which includes deciding on an image, size, theme and so on, and often comes up with a design as early as the following day. In general, Japanese tattoo artists like to take their time with design and preparations, so same-day inking is rare. The studio is located on a quiet backstreet in Jiyugaoka and signage is not very visible, so give yourself a little extra time in case you can’t find it immediately.
Prices vary by design and size. From ¥32,000. Visitors welcome but appointments require reservation. English spoken.
|Venue name:||Shi Ryu Doh||Contact:|
2-45-8 Okusawa, Setagaya-ku
|Transport:||Jiyugaoka Station (Tokyu Toyoko line), Midorigaoka Station (Tokyu Oimachi line)|