7. Takahiro Kitamura on Adrian Lee
My name is Takahiro Kitamura, and I’m the curator of this exhibit. What we have here is a beautiful tattoo by Adrian Lee. Now Adrian is world famous for sort of a modern take on tattooing. This work is clearly not Japanese, but if you look at it, it uses a Japanese back-piece format. Most Western back pieces tend to stop at the waistline, but just like a Japanese tattoo, he’s brought it down to just above the knees. It’s a great example of how the Japanese tattoo form has influenced other types of tattooing.