Journey to the East. Article about Shanghai tattoo master Just Shao.
By Mark Andrews
Skin Deep. July 2017
“Just Shao is a tattoo monk” says Daniel Whitford with a smile. Dan is the latest foreign tudi (student) to make the pilgrimage to an unassuming tattoo shop on Shanghai’s Xiangyang South Road to learn from this master. Just is perhaps the only tattooist in China to employ a 3D effect biomechanical style.
Were Just Shao, or Shao Gang as he is known in Chinese, to don robes he might well be mistaken for a monk but his Zen calling while spiritual is very much rooted in art. It has been a long journey for the 39 year old originally from Wuhan, a city of more than 10 million in the centre of China.
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