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Jiho Jong

Flowing classic Japanese tattoo works inspired by the Masters

Surry Hills Studio
Level 1, 45 Oxford St Surry Hills, 2010

Artist Information

Jiho is originally from Seoul-South Korea and has been living in Sydney for 15 years now. After graduating high school, he decided to join the Korean Marine Corp where he was introduced to tattooing. During holiday break, friends would take Jiho to a tattoo studio in Seoul where he would watch how tattoo artists draw, paint, prepare, and make tattoos. At that moment, he knew this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

In 2014, Jiho finished serving in the military and came back to Sydney to study fine art in TAFE and start his apprenticeship working as an artist at Goodfellaz ink in Neutral Bay. Jiho tattooed here for 5 years and is now tattooing full time with Lighthouse Electric Tattoo in Surry Hills.

Jiho was always arty as a child, and loved drawing and making objects. He recalls drawing lots of black dragons, which ironically became one of his favourite images to tattoo. Jiho likes to focus on the concept of the ‘flow’ in Japanese tattooing, particularly through elements like wind, water, waves and clouds. With these elements, he aims to encounter the flow that arises from each body shape and muscle.

Jiho’s works are inspired by Ukiyo-e (Japanese wood block prints) and classic tattoos by Japanese tattoo masters such as Horikazu, Horitoshi, Horiyoshi and Horitoku.

Cannot say more positive things about Ryan or the team at Lighthouse! Waited basically a year and half for my tattoo with Ryan (100% worth it) and he has been nothing but professional and kind from the initial consult all the way to the actual tattoo. He made sure everything was perfect and made no compromises where other artist may have. He made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire session. Looking forward to more sessions with this legend!

Jason T

Friendly, trustworthy, experienced artists for all your body art ideas and group requests.

Nicole K

Great studio!!!! Absolute legends at this place, just a bunch of good people having a good time whilst doing some ripper tatts. Thanks for the awesome tatt!

Shane D

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