Minori is a tattoo artist living in Bellingham, WA. Her early life is deeply rooted in Utsunomiya, Japan where she was raised as a child. In Japan, she developed her love of art through painting, drawing and using pastels.
For the last decade she has resided in Portland, where she explored many art forms. In her creative life she’s expressed herself through printmaking, b/w photography, figure sculpture, clay animation, graphic design, poetry, watercolor and acrylic painting.
As time goes on, tattooing has grown deeper in her heart, as it is such a sacred and ritualistic trade. She underwent an apprenticeship in 2014, and has been working as an artist ever since.
In that time her themes of tattoos have evolved into strong narratives of the feminine body, mind and presence, Japanese motifs, floral, visual poetry and flash inspired by the expressionist/abstract painters. She also loves colorful work, old fables, romantic, meaningful or decorative work, contour line sketches, dreamy shapes etc. The list is endless.
So, whether it’s her pre-made flash designs, or a custom piece she’s an artist that loves to translate an idea, feeling or inspiration into a beautiful work of art.
2012 - 2013
Portland Community College
The Love Show, Portland Oregon
The Love Show, Portland, Oregon
PCC rock creek student exhibition