We are sad to announce that Koji Ichimaru a popular Japanese Tattooer is dead.
The news of his sudden passing was released on Monday morning through a Twitter post shared by Gato Loki who said “Just heard one of my favourite tattooers just passed away. Never got to meet him but was a legend to me. RIP Koji Ichimaru”
Rest in Piece Koji @koji_ichimaru_tattoo We were supposed to meet in Milan this last trip. We all gonna miss you.. Condolences to his late wife n children. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 @ Pacific Soul Tattoo https://t.co/MeoBiYnqTw
— Pacific Soul Tattoo (@PacificSoulTat2) July 26, 2021
Confirming the news also was the Partner & Creative Director of INK Ami James who pened down his heartlfealt tribute on his Facebook page on Monday.
James said: “My heart goes out to @koji_ichimaru_tattoo family . You were one of the most positive souls in our small circle of friends . Wish we could have done that surf trip we talked about ,but I guess we will have to wait till the next round my friend .
Will never forget u, and I’ll see u on the other side brother.RIP Koji”
Details relating to what caused his death is not yet revealed. Koji was indeed a uniquely talented artist who used to inspire many of his fans and tattoo lovers around the world. He will be sorely missed.
More details to come later..