In Brussels this Month!

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In Brussels this Month & maybe for part of March. I am also considering in the near future, about half of the year in Brussels, with some jumps to other European cities! This could last at least for the next two to three years, so that I can share the European culture with my wife, but also, so that a lot of progress can be done on the projects in progress; While also keeping some opening for new projects!

My european base would be in Brussels, (London, Zurich, Barcelona considered).
I would be glad to visit countries and corners of the world if I can find collectors that are commited, and willing to share their culture and welcome us as guests.

I am also considering making a quick jump to Zurich or London/Bristol during this winter, before going Back to Japan.

The inspiration for seeing my work evolve in smooth ways, I am willing to be offering reduced rates for a few selected projects that I might be able to fit during 2018 and 2019, based on commitment and fitting within the vocabulary I am developing as an artists and extension of the tradition.  Future or current patrons that can fully commit to book and plan multiple sessions ahead, can take advantage of this opportunity, for the creation of bigger pieces! I.e. Full body suits, projects that are closed to body suits or at least design big enough to fit a whole part of the body, i.e. Back Piece, Front Piece, Full sleeves with eventual chest panels, or other designs that are big enough to flow in the overall body proportions!

The conditions required are full commitment, Willing to invest on the initial design & some Flexibility in terms of Schedules!

Each Piece is marked in time, yet belong to an overall research in continuity and to the various pieces in progress so to speak, when adding all individual projects together, with a little perspective, we will be able to understand, the symbolism that had been created, but also, of we can all refer from one to another, within the context of one or two generations! So is the Irezumi way!

In this context, the artistic mind, the brush stroke, the needle touch, deserve the right to select projects that fits within the continuity of the vocabulary it wishes to explore.

It is also requested from the persons interested to book an average of one session a week while I am in their part of the world, or at some stage in the project, being able to allocate 2-3 days in the first week of my visits.

This offer applies on a first come, first served basis. The selected projects will be chosen based on the overall concept for each piece, growth for flow, and the opportunity to make the style evolve with time and in the now.

If you feel you might be interested, feel free to contact yosotattoo@gmail.com ,Only Serious collectors apply please, thank you!

Gassho!

 

Y.

 

 

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Tibetan Tattoos? A Way of Life! Tibetan Scripts? Sacred Life! Tashi Mannox @ Ink Essentials

:: From Ink Essentials by Tashi Mannox
*** Make sure you check Rebecca van Ommen, who shot and composed the amazing portrait of Tashi!

Tashi's Dream of Drinking Ink by Rebecca van Ommen
Tashi's Dream of Drinking Ink by Rebecca van Ommen

Do you feel respect and love for Tibetan culture and traditions? Do you feel Tibetan symbols can help you on the path? Do you want to tattoo yourself with Tibetan Script? Or simply wish you had a beautiful Piece of Caligraphy at home, keeping you company? Forget the Image Galleries selling you Tattoo designs! Or the prints sold in mass! Get in touch with someone who has a true understanding of Tibetan Scripts! Someone who will help you, in making your Tibetan Tattoo, your very own! Someone you can trust, will put his passion and love for buddhist scriptures in the design he will create for you; Someone who will put their own energy and love for buddhism in every drop of ink! not only from a visual perspective! But with true love and dedication! In other words! It’s simple! I recommend you to get in touch with Tashi Mannox. One of your most trusted sources in the field of Buddhist scripts especially designed and composed for tattoos.

Script by Tashi - Om in Uchen Style - Tibetan Script - Tibetan Tattoo
Script by Tashi - Om in Uchen Style - Tibetan Script - Tibetan Tattoo

Tashi is an Englishman who started on his path in the arts and meditation at the tender age of 11. After he finished his formal art degree training, he became a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu order. For the next 17 years he studied under a Tibetan master of arts called Sherab Palden Beru, apprenticing in the elaborate art of temple decoration and Tibetan calligraphy. In his finishing year as a monk, Tashi studied under a master of the rare ancient Sanskrit forms, namely Lanza and Wartu in Dharamsala. Tashi is also accomplished in the neo-Mongolian/Tibetan seal script called HORYIG.

Script by Tashi - Om in Lenza Script
Script by Tashi - Om in Lenza Script

Tashi was called into the world of tattoo by his dedication and expertise in Tibetan calligraphy, as well as by his understanding of Buddhist iconography and traditional temple decoration. He is not a tattooist, but an artist who provides designs for tattoos, with a sacred knowledge, respect and concern for correctly formed scripts for tattoo design in this field.

Tashi feels a responsibility to set and maintain a high standard in the written Tibetan language. He is at the cutting edge of contemporary Tibetan tattoo art forms, from which many of the worlds leading tattoo artists ask of Tashi’s expertise and guidance, inspired to integrate his creations into their own tattoo design.

Script by Tashi - Om in khamyig script, One of the Umeh Styles of Tibetan Script
Script by Tashi - Om in khamyig script, One of the Umeh Styles of Tibetan Script

The artworks are individually hand painted on high quality watercolour paper, signed and sealed by the artist’s characteristic water tiger seal. This stands in its own right as a collectable art piece with proven provenance. The artwork also provides a clear and precise template that can be transferred to your skin by the tattoo artist of your choice.

Depending on where you are based, Tashi can sometimes recommend a professional tattoo artist that best suits the style of your commissioned design. Tashi will not accept the request to copy another tattoo artist’s design; he also will not sell his own design to more than one client. The exclusive design produced is primarily the result of collaboration with you and therefore personal to you only.

Script by Tashi - Mani mantra with double heading - Tibetan Tattoo
Script by Tashi - Mani mantra with double heading - Tibetan Tattoo
Tattoo done by Jondix of Barcelona, Flame and text design by Tashi ; showing a handsome Pani mantra of protection in the Tibetan Khamyig script style with red vowel signs.
Tattoo done by Jondix of Barcelona, Flame and text design by Tashi ; showing a handsome Pani mantra of protection in the Tibetan Khamyig script style with red vowel signs.
Script and design by Tashi - The three gates, body, speech and mind, Om Aa Hum, in a stylised Uchen script i designed, dot effect tattoo by Xed le Head.
Script and design by Tashi - The three gates, body, speech and mind, Om Aa Hum, in a stylised Uchen script designed by Tashi, dot effect tattoo by Xed le Head.

:: Visit Ink Essentials for Tibetan Script and Tibetan Tattoos
:: See Ink Essentials Skin Gallery
:: See Ink Essentials Blog , which gives more information about Tibetan scripts
:: See Om Mani Padme Hum, explained by his holiness the Dalai Lama

*** Make sure you check Rebecca van Ommen, who did the amazing pic portrait of Tashi!

:: See Other Tibetan Script, Previous OM Related Post

Josh Wood

bad taste well executed

Not really my cup of tea in term of ‘style’ and ‘vibe’ when checking the overall work. But I guess that’s only a matter of personal taste! Or is it dark energy I can feel? His work is however impressive, Very coulourful and nicely executed one can say! He has got some really cool portrait work too!

Josh Wood

spin

Above is one of my favourite pieces in terms of symbolic. Not the most detailed, or the most technical
compared to some of his other work. But I have always been in ying yang philosophy :)
It has a good energy about it! He’s good, even if personally, I would think that some of it is bad taste! or cheese. That’s just me being mean :) I would be interested to hear what you have to say about it!
So check him out!