Irezumi Dishware by Paul Timman

By: Holger Mohr - Published:   Updated: Apr 6 2011 • References: inkdish and designspotter
These dishes by Paul Timman are inspired by irezumi, the traditional Japanese tattooing style that frequently features koi fish, cherry blossoms and dragons.

Timman is a multi-talented tattoo artist by trade; his work appears on Angelina Jolie and Mark Wahlberg. Timman's irezumi dishware is one more example of the way tattoos have transcended from dark subcultures to mainstream awareness.