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Inspiration. Looking in dictionaries, there is usually more than one definition for this word.

One of the definitions refers to the action of introducing air or another gaseous substance into the lungs. Needless to say how important this action is, without it we would not be able to breathe, and neither would we be able to smoke!
The other definitions for inspiration present concepts very similar to each other:

Sudden lucidity that a person feels and favors the search for solutions to a problem;
Conception of ideas that allow to undertake a project;
Stimulus felt by the artist that drives creation;

From the Latin inspiratĭo, it can also refer to the enlightenment that a divinity or supernatural force brings to a person.
Definition of Inspiration
Wherever it comes from, this impulse, stimulus, or impulse is always indispensable and welcome when it comes to creating a tattoo.

In the elaboration of the drawings of tattoosOf course, it is important to be inspired. But creating a beautiful tattoo is not only the tattoo artist's job, since it is up to the one who will wear it on his skin to decide what he wants.

I encourage all those who want to get a tattoo enjoy the search for these drawings that will accompany and represent you.

We can find inspiration everywhere, there are moments when we even have to open our eyes and it's already there, the way to capture some idea we have for a tattoo.

At other times it is difficult to find inspiration, we want to represent an idea and we do not know what iconography we can use. Or we really like a drawing but we do not know which ideas are associated with that figure.

In these cases it can be very helpful to document, study, talk to others, learn new stories. Learning and remembering can motivate us to find the necessary inspiration to sketch a thought on paper and therefore engrave it on our skin.

There are those who seem to have been truly inspired when they made their works. And whatever the result of their inspiration, it seems to be contagious.

In this section of the website I want to share with all of you things that inspire me. Places, books, movies, music and anything that can excite you in the search of ideas and solutions for your next tattoos.
Mitología Japonesa Leyendas, mitos y folclore del Japón Antiguo - Masaharu Anesaki

Japanese Mythology Legends, myths and folklore of Ancient Japan

An essential book to delve into the knowledge of the myths and legends of the land of the rising sun.

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Irezumi ITAI

Traditional Japanese tattoo
Yori Moriarty
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Gifu Horihide

Tattoo Illustrations and Photographs Vol. 2
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Studying Horiyoshi III

A Westerner's Journey into Japanese Tattoo.
Jill Horiyuki Mandelbaum
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Shotaro Ishinomori
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Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo.
Takahiro Kitamura
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Fantastic tales from Japan.
Lafcadio Hearn
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In ghostly Japan

Lafcadio Hearn
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Yokai Encyclopedia 1

Shigeru Mizuki
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Yokai Encyclopedia 2

Shigeru Mizuki
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Hokusai's Japan

Suso Mourelo
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Japanese Mythology A to Z

Jeremy Roberts
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Myths and legends of Japan

F. Hadland Davis
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Miss Hokusai


Keiichi Hara's "Miss Hokusai," adapted from the Hinako Sugiura manga series, is a unique biopic, and not just because it is animated. Instead of telling the traditional story of a famous artist - in this case, Katsushika Hokusai, a legendary Japanese painter best known for the world-famous "The Big Wave" - we [...]

The Dreams of Akira Kurosawa


Akira Kurosawa's antepenultimate film, Dreams, is unlike any of the revered Japanese auteur's previous works, although it shares some characteristics with Dodes'ka-den (1970), his first color film, which intertwined a group of loosely connected stories taking place in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Dreams has a [...]

Chihiro's Journey


Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi?, lit. The Mysterious Disappearance of Sen and Chihiro)3 is a 2001 Japanese animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. It is the seventh feature film directed by Miyazaki within the studio and the twelfth Ghibli production. The film tells the story of a twelve-year-old girl [...]

Kwaidan - The Beyond (1964)


Film based on stories by the writer Lafcadio Hearn. This film contains four distinct and separate stories. "Black Hair": A poor samurai who divorces his true love to marry for money, but the marriage turns out to be disastrous and he returns to his former wife, only to discover something disturbing about her. "The Woman in the Snow": [...].

Paprika - Dream Detective


Faced with the imminent destruction of a lush forest near a city, whose leaders want to build a housing development in its place, the raccoons that live in the forest will try to sabotage the operation in order to preserve their homes. (FILMAFFINITY)

A letter to Momo


Momo is a young girl who has grown up in the big city. However, after the untimely death of her father, she must move with her mother to an old family home on a remote island. There, time seems to have stood still: clearings surrounded by trees, fields laboriously tilled on the hills... Momo doesn't exactly feel [...]



Faced with the imminent destruction of a lush forest near a city, whose leaders want to build a housing development in its place, the raccoons that live in the forest will try to sabotage the operation in order to preserve their homes. (FILMAFFINITY)

Yokai Monsters - One Hundred Monsters (1968)


A greedy merchant tries to evict a village despite the poverty of its inhabitants. Soon he is attacked by a strange entourage of creatures that will make him know the absolute horror. A work of Japanese horror that rescues the deepest of the mythological traditions of the oriental country. (FILMAFFINITY)

Yokai Monsters - Spook Warfare (1968)


Second part of the recognized "Yokai Monsters" filmed in the same year. In 2005 it had a remake directed by Takashi Miike (FILMAFFINITY).

Yokai Monsters- Along with Ghosts (1969)


A young girl named Miyo comes into possession of a document that could ruin the local crime boss Kanzo. The latter soon has the girl's grandfather assassinated on sacred ground, prompting the release of yokai who must now punish the execration of his territory (FILMAFFINITY).

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