Hi kawaii + creative family! ^.^
I want you to meet my Japanese tattoo senpai and Osaka tattoo family, TNS!
Naoki is my first senpai beyond my master teacher, Chris Mensah.
There is so much to share about my experiences since with TNS Naoki. We met about two years ago and it’s been the best creative friendship and learning experience ever!
There isn’t much to say other than I had no idea that meeting Naoki would turn into me having a large extended tattoo family.
Check us out ~
🌸How We Met
My past Japanese sensei helped me translate this letter so that I could send it to my favorite artists.
I wanted to meet fellow artists and talk tattoo and art. I wanted to learn something new ~
Nao-san replied, enthusiatically, and it’s been a wrap since!
His reply was so genuine and filled with excitement.
After a few emails back and forth we got a chance to meet at during my first trip to Japan.
I am super grateful for the time we get to spend together drawing, talking, and just being artists.