Japanese Tattoo Sunshine Coast

Edward Neo

Japanese style tattoo artist

Edward is a Singaporean tattooer who has been tattooing on the Sunshine Coast for over 6 years. He sets his focus on creating large scale, impactful, and long lasting pieces that speak beyond aesthetics for his clients.

Being of Chinese descent, the oriental culture is deeply rooted in his upbringing. While he takes on a variety of styles, his passion gravitates towards the traditional form of Japanese tattooing, thus building his foundation around this style.

Ed’s proficiency in the Japanese language allows him access to crucial information on Japanese art and tattooing, which greatly aids his study on traditional Japanese tattooing. Edward started picking up the Japanese language during his travels in the mid 2000s.

When he studied Japanese at university afterwards, he cultivated a great appreciation for not only the language, but its culture and art as well. Before Edward started tattooing, he taught Japanese in high schools. He then tutored the language part time at the University of the Sunshine Coast during his earlier years in tattooing.

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Preferred Days*
    Please agree to the cancellation policy. I understand that I must pay a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure an appointment, once dates have been discussed. If you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of your appointment, this deposit is forfeited.*

    Frequently asked questions

    Where is Wabori House Tattoo Studio?
    Wabori House Tattoo is located in Ilkley / Eudlo in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Just 15 minutes from Buderim, or 20 minutes from Mooloolaba, the studio offers a tranquil, Japanese inspired experience.
    How long does a Japanese style backpiece take to complete?
    A Japanese back tattoo is a commitment. It can take 60+ hours to complete a full turtle back horimono (kame-no-koh) backpiece tattoo. The time it takes to complete the backpiece depends on many factors including the design, your skin type and the size of your back. At Wabori House, we book 3 hour (half day) or 5 hour (full day) sessions.
    How much does a Japanese backpiece tattoo cost?
    We always book a consult to discuss your ideas and make sure we’re the right fit for each other. During your consult, we can give you an estimate based on the design and what sort of cut you’d like (kameno-kou, donbori or munewari).
    I'd like to book in, how do I do this?
    Large-scale Japanese tattoos (such as sleeves, back pieces and bodysuits) require dedication, patience and budgeting. We like to make sure if we are making this commitment to complete this work together, that we’re the right fit for each other. So please BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your tattoo design requirements, location and any questions you have.
    How old do you have to be to get tattooed?
    You must be at least 18 years of age. You must present a valid form of identification, such as a driver’s license or passport to proceed with your appointment.
    How much does a Japanese backpiece tattoo cost?
    We always book a consult to discuss your ideas and make sure we’re the right fit for each other. During your consult, we can give you an estimate based on the design and what sort of cut you’d like (kameno-kou, donbori or munewari).
    I want to get a Japanese bodysuit, where do I start?
    Traditionally in Japan the backpiece would be done first. Being the biggest viewable surface at one time the backpiece is the centre piece of your bodysuit and the main theme. thus when continuing the rest of your bodysuit some considerations must be taken so that new work on the arms and legs remain complimentary to your main theme. Although the process mentioned above is the most straightforward way to design a bodysuit and commonplace in Japan, we at Wabori House are accustom to accommodating more western approaches, starting on the sleeves can be done as an entry point into wabori. It does require more careful planning but with our expertise it can be done.
    I have other tattoos, can you work around them / incorporate them?
    Yes. This is a common scenario and one where our expertise in Horimono style full body tattooing is very important to incorporate existing work in a complementary way to still achieve a harmonious outcome when looking at the body as a whole.
    I'm booked for multiple sessions, how do I pay for it?
    Payment for each session is required on the day of the appointment and can be made by cash or bank transfer. Your final session cost will be reduced by the amount of the booking fee you paid (usually $200)
    How long is a full day session?
    A day session is ussualy 5 hours, 10am - 3pm.
    How can I prepare for my tattoo appointment?
    A good nights sleep and big breakfast is recommended. Your body’s overall condition is usually reflected in ones composure when getting tattooed. For particularly painful areas some meditative breathing exercises can be profoundly beneficial to complete long sessions. In the moment when getting tattooed it is ultimately a mental game.
    What should I bring to my tattoo appointment?
    For full day sessions there will usually be a quick lunch break to refuel and maintain composure and concentration for the session. Please bring something to eat or snack on throughout the day. Please arrive on time for your session. As the studio is located on private property no earlier than 10 minutes is appreciated.

    Tattoo Enquiry

    Preferred Days
    Please agree to the cancellation policy. I understand that I must pay a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure an appointment, once dates have been discussed. If you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of your appointment, this deposit is forfeited.*