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Inspiration. Looking in dictionaries, there are 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. It goes without saying how important this action is, without it we couldn't breathe, and we couldn't smoke either!

The other definitions for inspiration present very similar concepts:

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 and that drives creation;

From the Latin inspiratĭo, it can also refer to the illumination that a divinity or a supernatural force brings to a person.

Wherever this impulse, stimulus or outburst comes from, it is always essential and welcome when creating a tattoo.

In drawing tattoo drawings, of course, it is important to be inspired. But creating a beautiful tattoo is not only the work of the tattooist, since it is up to the one who will wear it on the skin to decide what they want.

I encourage everyone who wants to get tattooed to enjoy the search for these drawings that will accompany and represent you.

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

On other occasions 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 don't know which ideas are associated with that figure.

In these cases it can be very helpful to document yourself, 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 the skin.

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

In this web session I want to share with all of you things that inspire me. Places, books, movies, music and whatever it is that can excite you in the search for ideas and solutions for your next tattoos.

Recommended Movies

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams


Akira Kurosawa's penultimate film, Dreams, is unlike any of the revered Japanese author's earlier works, although it does share some characteristics with Dodes'ka-den (1970), his first color film, which intertwined a vaguely colored group of stories. connected that took place in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Dreams has a […]

Spirited Away


Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. This 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 disastrous and he returns to his old 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 an urbanization in its place, the raccoons that live in the forest will try to sabotage the operation in order to keep their homes. (FILMAFFINITY)

A letter to Momo


Momo is a young girl who has grown up in the big city. However, after the premature death of his father, he must move with his mother to an old family home on a remote island. There, time seems to have stopped: clearings surrounded by trees, fields laboriously plowed into the hills... Momo doesn't exactly feel […]



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

Yokai Monsters - One Hundred Monsters (1968)


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

Yokai Monsters - Spook Warfare (1968)


Second part of the renowned "Yokai Monsters" shot 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 bring down the local crime boss Kanzo. He soon orders the assassination of the girl's grandfather on sacred ground, causing the release of yokai who must now punish the execration of their territory. (FILMAFFINITY)




by Shotaro Ishinomori Biography and biographer shared something: a creative force without limits. The first, the Japanese painter and engraver Hokusai, that impulse led him to change his name up to thirty times. He wanted to show that he could reinvent himself, that his art was above his signature. To Shotaro Ishinomori, author of the manga that tells […]

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