First day we had a bunch of consultations gotten out of the way. We got to do a lot of our usual Koenji things the first day so that was awesome. Jumped right in to it!!
Second day I had two tattoos to do. A kitty and a grim reaper...that's right, from cute to eviiil. Mr Grim reaper had gotten a chest piece from me last time. You might remember the owl viking chest piece.
After a good day of work there was absolute no reason to rest and take care of our jegrag. Nope! Not us. So we (Amalie, Jon, Brian, Hata and me) went to meet up with this crazy tattooer (almost a god to some people here) Kishi. We thought that we were meeting him for a nice dinner and at 22 o'clock most of us were pretty hungry but Kishi had different plans for us. We went to a small club and one of the first things that I saw was a Japanese punk with a nazi armband...hmmm...
Well turned out that one of Kishis friends bands were playing so of cause we had to see that. Despite the hunger it turned out to be a really funny show. The band/guy was called Little Elvis and as you can see on attached picture was a Japanese incarnation of Elvis...well almost... They palyed their own songs and gave a really fun show with crazy guitar solos on top of the floor bass and everything. Good times. After the show on our way out we met Elvis in person who gave us a cd and everthing...after all we were there with Kishi.
Next was finally dinner. Went to a small Chinese restaurant were we got us some good food.
We just made the last train home around 1 o'clock and that was pretty mush all the fun we could take in for our first real day back in Japan!
Yesterday, our 2 full day here, I had 3 tattoos to do. After they were done Hata went to get a rental car so he could take us all (same crowd plus one more of our Japanese friends) to this custom bike shop out side Tokyo. Nobody really knew why we were going there since not one of us is driving motor cycles, well Brian does. I guess we were going there to meet some friends of the inkrats and that is good enough for me. The place were filled with all sorts of bikes and bike parts (obviously) and small nick nacks and toys and stuff. I took some black and white pictures there so hopefully there will be a bit to see later.
After that we went out to another late (and much needed) dinner where I got some of my favorites...Ramen, Gyoza and Kare Age (fried chicken). mmmmmmmm!!
The night could have ended here since it was already midnight but why should we? Why not go bowling? So we did! It was the second time in my life that I bowled so I was all about it. Amalie suffered from carsickness so I had to play for her aswell...my arm feels that today...double bowling after a long day of tattooing...awesome. So we played two games...again, we could have stopped here...but no! Because the bowling alley was in this magical building with all sorts of fun things in it so we went to the arcade level were you pay for one hour and then everything is free. Everything from race games to shooting games, our beloved drum game, golf simulators, mechanical bull and so on. Normally there is rolling disco and tiny race bikes but I guess that we were too late for that after all. Well here is where the night ended. After all at almost 4 o'clock the fun had to stop and we drove back to Koenji where we crashed as soon as our heads got a chance to hit a pillow.
Today...day off. Going to the Canon office to try to get our cameras fixed. Amalie dropped hers and my G9 just decided not to wake up one morning! Sadness...
So we are off to new adventures!! Later