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Shige

Photo by Kip Fulbeck

1970

3月

Born in Hiroshima.

1995

After working as a Harley‐Davidson mechanic in Yokohama, began self-taught tattooing since 1995 with emphasis on developing an original Japanese-style based on traditional Japanese themes and subjects.

2000

8月

Established "YELLOW BLAZE TATTOO STUDIO".

2001

Starting this year participated in TATTOO CONVENTIONS worldwide.

2003

8月

Incorporated and established "Ouen".

2006

10月

"Ghost" poster display at 2nd THE LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION (London).

2007

2月

Display poster at 12th MILANO TATTOO CONVENTION (Milan).

2008

10月

By museum invitation, held commentary of recent tattoo work along with tattoo demonstration at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum during the "MACHA" exhibition which theme was traditional tattoos in Japan.

2009

6月

Published Art-book "SHIGE" which includes many tattoo designs created up to this point, from State of Grace Inc. (USA).

2010

8月

"BASARA" Exhibition by Contemporary Artist Tenmyouya Hisashi at Aoyama Spiral (Tokyo). During the opening reception with over 2000 guests, presented works of tattoo done on 12 individuals.

12月

2 pieces of painting display at Joint Exhibition (ART OF TATTOOIST) Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 (Yokohama).

2011

2月

2 pieces of painting display at Vanilla Gallery "Ghost Gallery – Strange sounds of the Soul Exhibit".

7月

Held a two-day tattoo seminar at Brazil San Paolo TATTOO WEEK.

2012

7月

Held a seminar for TATTOO WEEK in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2013

2月

Painting and tattoo sketch display at group gala "Hitomakumi" produced by Contemporary Artist Tenmyouya Hisashi at TENGAI GALLERY (Naka Meguro). At the opening reception presented works of tattoo done on 3 individuals.

10月

Held tattoo seminar for Bay Area Tattoo Convention "TATTOO THEORY AND THE TATTOOIST" at SFO HYATT REGENCY (San Francisco).

2014

3月

Participated in "-PERSEVERANCE- JAPANESE TATTOO TRADITION IN MODERN WORLD" Tattoo works photo exhibition at The Japanese American National Museum. During the opening reception presented works of tattoo done on 7 individuals. Held tattoo demonstration in the museum.

5月

"RINNE-Doujouji" painting display at Musée du quai Branly (Paris) "TATOUEURS, TATOUÉS" exhibit.

11月

Venice (Italy) 3-day WORLDWIDE TATTOO CONFERENCE. Held a seminar "A JAPANESE WAY OF TATTOOING" with simultaneous interpretation in 4 languages.

2015

4月

Poster "Barekijin" display at RITES OF PASSAGE TATTOO FESTIVAL (Melbourne).

7月

"Barekijin" painting display at Glitch Gallery (USA) "Drawing Blood Ⅲ" Exhibition.

2016

6月

"Life and Death" painting display at Tokyo Tattoo Club Presents "INKERS NIGHT 2016" "Tattoo Art Exhibition".

2017

3月

"Fender France" Painting Guitar "CHINTAMANI" display at Mondial du Tatouage (Paris).

9月

Dakini Ten poster display at THE 13th LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION (London).

2019

5月

Painting "Shoki" display at Joint Exhibition "Isami of Shoki” held at Kawanabe Kyosai Memorial Museum.