Manami Taki

Mine was done by Hori-Ken in Tokyo, and cost JY25,000. I' happy with the results: it's very beautiful and I like the color of the butterfly. Will I have more done? I'm not yet sure...


I got this done in Jacksonville, Florida for USD25. I like it a lot. It hasn't faded at all or needed any touch-ups. This was my first and I sort of went tattoo crazy for a while. I think I'm going to wait before I get any more done.

Andi Brandenburg
I got mine done in San Francisco. I got a deal since I knew the tattoo artist-about five hours work for only USD375 from Eddie Deutch, a master artist! Yes, I'm pleased. It's a true representation of me. I need to get it touched up a little but the lines are very clean. I'll definitely have more done. I would have sleeves if I had the money, but I tend to spend my cash on plane tickets and film.
The Cutting Edge
Photos by Beezer

So you think beauty is only skin deep? Look again! This week our X-ray vision needles its way beneath those togs to take in your body art. Was all that pain worth the gain? Would you do it again? A whole body of evidence says...maybe.

Joel denEngelsen
This was done at Inokashira Park in Kichijoji. The lines came out really well so I'm pretty happy with it. I think I'll probably get a few more done - but just temporary ones!

Satoshi Fujiwara

Mine was done in Inokashira Park in Kichijoji. I'm pleased with the results because the tattooist gave me a little something extra. Still, I don't have any plans for more-at the moment.

298: Wear me out
Look hot, stay warm and ski cool this season
297: Eye Spy
Who's the apple of your eye?
296: Love me, tender
What does your bartender think of you?
295: Don't sweat it!
Warm and fuzzy sweaters
294: Hot off the Presses
Potty about Print Club
293: Fright Night
TC's Halloween party
292: Clip Art
This year's accessory of choice: hair clips
291: Wild Wild East
Tokyo's urban cowboys and cowgirls
290: Sights for sore eyes
Glimpse a rosier hue of the metropolis
289: Some like it hot
Sipping hot sake in Tokyo's izakaya
288: Scents-ational
Try to smell as yummy as possible
287: Bottled Up
Bottled beverages to battle the humid hell of summer
286: Grin and bare it
Show us those pearly whites
285: Oh pairs
Love is in the air
284: Matsuri Mania
International festivals in Tokyo
283: Mini motors
Marvelous mini cars
282: Fab Tabs
How did you manage to get your tab so high?
281: Midnight Cowboys
Nocturnal rumblings of Tokyo clublife
280: Fridge Dares
Into the heart of your icebox
279: Hot One Hundreds
Bargains at your local 100 yen shop
278: Star Whores
What will you do to get that Skywalker fix?
277: Blade Runners
In-line skating has take over the city
276: Game On!
New generation of hi-tech arcade games
275: Party On!
TC's Summer Party
274: Commuted Sentences
The hells of commuting
273: Hawaii Five - Oh No!
The Hawaiian vibe of colorful cool
272: Orange crush
Tanning is work
271: Art attack
Painting a picture of the art scene around town
270: Ale tales
Which do you prefer: SMAP or non-alcoholic beer?
269: Sound of the city
Where do you buy your CDs?
268: Say cheese...
What are you putting in your shopping basket?
267: A dog's life
Who ya meeting at Hachiko?
266: Brow beaten
High brows and low brows of Tokyo's eyebrows
265: Strike up the band
Live houses around the city
264: Bloomin' marvelous
Hanami parties are booming!
263: Lap it up
The luxuries of the laptop
262: Flash and trash
Disposable cameras are the answer
261: The Cutting Edge 
Taking in your body art
260: Sweet Pies
What are you feeding that sweet tooth?
259: Shots in the dark
TC's 5th birthday party
258: Pigging it in the middle
Hungry? What's your dream sandwhich?
257: The packet racket
The joy of pocket tissues
256: Sweet addiction
Can't live without your weekly dose of Tokyo Classified
255: Time for tea
Tokyo is a tea-totaling town
254: Caught thread handed
What's keeping your digits from dropping off?
253: Game for a scarf
Scarves, the standard Ivy League ID
252: Basket cases
Bicycle basket garbage cans
251: On your toes
How much thought do you put into your socks?
250: Uniformity
Donning a uniform

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