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Rediscovering ourselves through the tattoo.

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Symbols, histories, desires… captured and expressed on your body through this ancient alchemy.

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About my work

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Tattoo

I am particularly interested in oriental tattoos; I am fascinated by Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, Kyosai, Utamaro and a long list of other Japanese artists. Principal tattooists who have influenced me include Kuronuma, Horiyoshi III, Filip Leu, Wido de Marval, Horitomo and Mike Rubendall, among many others. Most of my work is in this vein, but many other styles, such as the traditional Native American, are also welcome in my life. In reality, any idea you bring will be welcome, as the point of our encounter will be to mark your inner restlessness onto your outer skin.

Painting

Marking skin is an act of magic, and to enjoy that magic to the full, it is necessary (as well as entertaining) to paint and draw constantly on all kinds of inanimate surfaces. You can see and acquire a selection of my paintings here  www.juankart.bigcartel.com. I also accept commissions, if they are in line with my work.

Living and Evolution

Tattoos are alive; a reality in constant change an motion. Since its ancestral origins it has walked beside us with its ritual of pain, blood, transmutation and change, marking what you were, what you saw, what you felt and what you did… It reflects the marks of your passage across the earth. I understand this path as a process of re-evolution and overcoming. Becoming more coherent on the inside and outside of this body we inhabit is something we conquer, little by little, and the tattoos might be the medals that mark these achievements.

Portfolio

  • Koi

    Tattoo's

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    Here is the leg from mi customer Cristian. I took the picture two years after finishing the work. Thanks for looking.

     

     

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  • Butterflies

    Tattoo's

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    Here is a part of the arm from mi sister Poly, I hope we finish soon all the rest.

     

     

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  • Hannya mask

    Available Designs

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    Here we have a hanya, the jealous woman.

     

     

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  • Ryu

    Available Designs

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    This desing is for a back piece, if do you like to get it just contact me. Thanks

     

     

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  • Samurai girl

    Available Designs

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    Here we have a available desing, if do you like just contact me.

     

     

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  • Goddess to tora

    Available Designs

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    I draw this desing for a customer but in the end she do not like it, I really love this draw and I think could be a very nice back piece. If you are interestin just tell me.

     

     

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  • Shunga

    Available Designs

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    Shunga is a term for erotic art in Japan.

     

     

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  • Kintaro

    Available Designs

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    Here is Kintaro, the golden boy who is a hero in Japan. Available desing.

     

     

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  • Sun Wukong

    Available Designs

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    Here is the monkey king, very nice history you can find in the net.

     

    IMG 6056

  • Emma and more...

    Available Designs

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    Here is Emma, the judge of the hell, a hanya and some more elements for good luck.

     

     

    IMG 6069

  • Tora

    Available Designs

    http://juankartattoo.com/images/disenosdisponibles/IMG_6058.jpg

    Tiger available for tattoo

     

     

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  • Flash 2013

    Flash

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    I was painting that set of flash in Iquito (Peru), I spend there more than one month and I was painting a lot.

     

     

          geisha web

    kintaro 2 web      kintaro web

    kirin web      baku web1

    koiryu web      kappa web

     

     

     

  • 20 paintings in 20 days

    Paintings

    http://juankartattoo.com/images/Pinturas/IMG_5592.JPG

    This was a project that occurred to me at the beginning of 2018 with the intention of synthesizing the two years of previous study that the state was doing at Joso´s Barcelona school, trying to bring to the floor the style to work the knowledge of anatomy. With clear influence of the master Hokusai I set myself in this task. I hope you like it.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • flash 2010

    Flash

    http://juankartattoo.com/images/flash/flash-2010.jpg

    Here is my first seriously flash tattoo, jiiji, I was painted that on in 2010 and then I made some copys, I keep some of them, and if you are interested in them you can buy it per very good price, just write to me!

     

     

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  • Ratto

    Tattoo's

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    I really love tattooing these humanized rats, that one was for my bro Calamar. Always a pleasure to tattoo you.

     

     

    Mouse

  • Ryu

    Tattoo's

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    Dragons are one of the four legendary creatures in the Chinese tradition. They are believed to control water and rule the sea as well as the air. Tattoo I made  in Sailors tattoo, Costa Rica, with my friends there.

     

     

    Ryu head

  • Heikegani

    Tattoo's

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    The shell of Heikegani has numerous myths and legends surrounding it, but the most common is that the shell shows the face of an angry samurai slain in battle. They are also known as the Samurai Crab. I made that tattoo at Sailors tattoo Medellin.

     

     

    Reike crab

  • Karashishi

    Tattoo's

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    Lion dog is the force and peony the delicacy, they work very good together, together they are in balance. That tattoo I made for a nice customer in Bogota with my friends in Arkham tattoo.

     

     

    Shishi head

  • Samurai rat

    Tattoo's

    http://juankartattoo.com/images/portfolio/Samurai-Rat.gif

    In this desing I was really inspired by the big Kyosai, He always is a big reference for me. The tattoo was for another friend and tattooist from my appreciated Sailors and Merdmaids tattoo in Medellin. Thanks Carlos Julio!

     

     

    Samurai Rat

  • Ryu to botan

    Tattoo's

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    This Dragon was a big tribal cover-up, i made in Kie13 tattoo shop in SantBoi Barcelona arround 2013. Thanks for looking.

     

     

    Ryu to Botan interior

  • Botan

    Tattoo's

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    That peony was tattooed on the leg from an other friend and talented tattooist, Pablo from Sailors and Merdmaids tattoo in Medellin.

     

     

     

    Botan Blue

  • Botan

    Tattoo's

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    That peony is in Nikima´s leg, him is a very good friend from Medellin, we was working together at the lovely Sailors and Merdmaids tattoo. In the rest of his leg have a snake fighting against a rat, more peonys and a monkey´s head in his foot.

     

     

    Botan

     

  • Tora to hebi

    Tattoo's

    http://juankartattoo.com/images/portfolio/Tora-to-hebi-2.gif

     I did that tattoo in Greece. We made it in one shot and we spend like 6 hours. Always I am enjoying with the people in Greece, they are very nice!

     

     

     

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  • Hanya to hebi

    Tattoo's

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    This back piece was a big cover-up from Arturo, before he had a tattoo like 90´s style black and grey, but unfortunately I don´t have any pictures. Was a very nice time tattooing this guy, he came every 15 or 20 days and we was finished this back piece pretty soon.

     

     

     
    Hanya Arturo back piece
     
     
    Hanya Arturo back piece detalle hebi
  • Zugaikotsu to hebi to momiji

    Tattoo's

    http://juankartattoo.com/images/portfolio-item/item12/2.jpg

    That back piece was a really nice proyect in my friend Mao, we start with the outlines and after that we was waiting per 15 days for his body got ok, then we started to tattoo Mao´s back like two or three times per week, in one month we was finish the Mao´s back piece, was happens arround 2014. I hope you like it.

     

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  • Flash 2015

    Flash

    http://juankartattoo.com/images/portfolio-item/item10/2.jpg

    I painted that sheets in cotton papper, was very difficult, because if you touch the sheets more than one time the cotton will be broken, but in the end i was feeling good with this papper and finish this set of flash, i hope you like!. I have some very good quality copys on sale, if you are interested you can send me a mail.

     

     

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  • Very good!

    Paintings

    http://juankartattoo.com/images/portfolio-item/item8/2.jpg

    I made this painting in 2017 as an exercise for class in the first illustration at the Joso school. At work they left the freedom to interpret this girl in freestyle, so I decided to pay tribute to the tattoo itself, since that's what I like the most! I have copies of this painting available for sale, if you are interested write me by private please. Thank you.

     

     

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  • Karashishi

    Paintings

    http://juankartattoo.com/images/portfolio-item/item5/2.jpg

    Karashishi or shishi to botan is the combination of the lion dog and the peonies, the most masculine and most feminine element, yin yan, that when coming together in the composition give the image harmony. I hope this comes to you in some way because it is what I like most about this design. Watercolor on paper, here I was experimenting to paint regardless of lines.

     

     

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  • Ebi

    Tattoo's

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    Tattoo in progress in my good friend Lora...That prawn is near to a merdmaid in Lora´s leg. we are looking to continue with some "kinguios". Thanks for looking! Untitled 1
  • Oiwa

    Tattoo's

    http://juankartattoo.com/images/portfolio-item/item4/IMG_0066.jpg

    This is the front of my good friend Gian, Basel. On this side we have Oiwa, the ghost of a pregnant woman who was murdered by her husband and returns in search of revenge, on top of a namakubi and on the other side we are tattooing Kiyohime.

     

     

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About me


Juankar

Tattooist

Tattoos and travel are both strands of the same story that is my life... Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Japan, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, California, England, Scotland, Switzerland, France, Italy, Greece, Germany, Denmark… wherever I go, the machines go with me, to weave new pars of that story, leaving a trail of drawings and experiences.

Next stop

La escalera

The next 8, 9 and 10 November we are pleased to present "The ladder". The expected exhibition that he has been preparing for almost three years is here. More information in the link above.

Place: Can Batllo

https://www.canbatllo.org/

huevo

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"This being brings together a profound love of tattoos and a very healthy (and contagious) vision of life. This combination makes a session with him a very special experience. With more than twenty years experience of his craft, daily  study and hard work have conferred on him a level of knowledge and technique that make it a genuine pleasure to wear his work. I say that from personal experience."

Hugo Tattoos

"My good friend Juankar is a prolific artist who has been a great aprentice, apllying himself with a desire for learning and progressing in one of the most complex of possible styles, the traditional Japanese tattoo!  I believe his desire to advance in his constant study has given his tattoos a high quality and beautiful composition… He is an example of personal development,both in art and in life, and a good friend with whom I like to share and advance along this beautiful path!... Thank you, friend, for forming part of my life and thank you for doing such beautiful tattoos!!!"

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Normally I see people in my private studio near to Moiá (Barcelona). I also work at Montana Tattoo, in Sabadell, Barcelona, but only by prior appointment.

Please answer the following questions in your email:

- What do you want to tattoo and where? What size?

- What details need to be kept in mind?

- Is it your first tattoo?

- Do you suffer from any disease or affliction that I should be aware of? For example: epilepsy, blood borne illness, low blood pressure…

- Do we know each other or have friends in common?

We will arrange a meeting in response to your initial email. I ask for a deposit up front that will not be returned and which is forfeited if you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice.

 

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+34 695815232

Many thanks for your interest in my work.