Ivan Szazi, São Paulo’s expert Japanese tattoo maker, handle a needle so smoothly—with such beauty and accuracy—that his customers don’t dare ask for a detailed sketch in advance. His creativity flows while he works, so let him do whatever he wants: you won’t regret it.
Szazi does not actually come from Japan, but he runs his business with more reserve than any stereotypical Asian. His studio is hidden away on the ground floor of a residential building; he does not advertise nor run a website to attract business. But, all the same, Szazi’s schedule is always packed, so ring as far in advance as possible to make an appointment.
And for those keen to follow up on this Japanese experience, Four Elements Tatuagens is conveniently located next to the Temaki Express, which specializes in the delectable sushi and seaweed cones of the same name.