Inking Chinese and Yakuza-Style Tattoos in Conservative China


Goldthread - Published on Aug 31, 2018
Jiuwu is a professional tattoo artist in Beijing, China. He’s been an artist and master tattoo artist for decades and is known for blending his modern techniques with traditional Chinese folklore and Yakuza-style tattoos. In this video, he talked to us about the first tattoo in China, how society’s acceptance of tattoos is in constant flux, and the type of clients who come to him for body artwork.

Voiceover by: Dolly Li Written by: Dolly Li and George Zhi Zhao Featuring: Jiuwu Produced by: George Zhi Zhao Shot by: Timmy Shen, Xinyan Yu, and George Zhi Zhao Edited by: George Zhi Zhao Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network