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JASM- ”Tattoo History” with Emi Nijiya (Online)

April 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

JASM is very excited to announce a webinar:

“Tattoo History” by Tattoo artist, Emi Nijiya on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Tattoo History: A talk about the connections between Japanese and Western tattooing and the growth to today’s tattoo industry

How did tattooing originate in Japan and how did it become popular in the United States? We will look at the history behind Japanese tattoos and tools, compared to what the industry uses today. Tattoos are still considered taboo by many but have become more mainstream over the years. This talk will give you a brief look at how Japanese and Western tattooing are intertwined and have influenced each other and have grown to the flourishing industry of today.

Emi (they/them) is a half-Japanese and transgender tattoo artist who owns Jackalope Tattoo in Minneapolis, MN. Their shop, founded in 2013, employs 11 female, trans, or queer-identifying tattoo artists with various specialties. Emi has been tattooing for 11 years and specializes in black and grey portraiture, realism, gender affirming tattoos, 3D nipple tattooing (sometimes requested following breast reconstruction) and scar coverup tattoos. Over the years they have worked hard to create a tattoo shop that is a safe space for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ people, women, and folks from all walks of life.

$8: Non-Member

$0: JASM Members

Fee is not refundable but is transferable. Please become a member to support JASM.


April 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm




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