Machine tattooing is relatively new in comparison to the history of more traditional methods of body decoration. Long before North American sailors were getting hula girls and sparrows indigenous cultures have been marking themselves for multiple reasons in many different ways.  While historically and culturally significant in mostly Asian countries, today traditional tattooing without a machine is making a resurgence in Europe and the UK.

Click here to see a video of bamboo tattooing

Bamboo can be used for many different styles and images.


Fusion deigns are unique and the options are endless.

 Some traditional roses done in real old school technique.