photo by YOSHIKI SUZUKI
SHIGE (Shigenori Iwasaki)
March 1970 Born in Hiroshima
After being a mechanic of Harley‐Davidson in Yokohama, taught himself how to tattoo since 1995 and pursues original Japanese Style with traditional Japanese style underneath.
2000 - Established "YELLOW BLAZE TATTOO STUDIO"
2001 - Attending many Tattoo Conventions all over the world
2003 - Set up a limited company "OUEN, Inc."
2008 - Gave a lecture on his tattoo work and a demonstration of tattoo at Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
2009 - Published the art book "SHIGE" with a multitude of his tattoo photos by State of Grace Inc. (USA)
2010 - 12 tattooed people by Shige presented their tattoos in front of over 2,000 people at the opening party of "BASARA" produced and curated by Contemporary Japanese artist Hisashi Tenmyouya at Aoyama Spiral in Tokyo
2011 - Exhibit a painting at "Yuurei Garou - Haunted Gallery-Bizarre Ghosts from the Other Side" at Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo