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About Mathew

Mathew Clarke

Japanese-Style Tattooing

Mathew Clarke is a talented tattoo artist with a deep interest in Japanese tattooing. As well as a profound appreciation for the history of traditional Japanese tattoos. Throughout Mathew’s Japanese-inspired tattoos, you will see he has an expert eye for powerful imagery. His designs feature bold lines and captivating compositions.  With this Mathew has established himself as a master of his craft.

 

Humble Beginnings

Mathew’s journey into the world of Japanese tattooing began at the young age of 18 in 1993. Since then, he has been a witness to the growth of the tattoo industry into what we know of it today. Mat has seen the evolution of modern tattooing designs. With its changing styles and new and innovative technologies. This vast experience has honed his technical skills. Not to mention a deep understanding of the art form’s cultural significance and impact on society.

Why Japanese Tattooing

Japanese tattoo art and culture are rich in symbolism and storytelling. Its captivating imagery has always held a special place in Mathew’s asthenic. He is drawn to the striking design and the symbolic power that these tattoos possess. Taking traditional Japanese tattooing elements and fusing them with contemporary Asian tattoo styles are what inspired him to push the boundaries of his artistic capabilities.

Specialty

Modern and Traditional Japanese Tattooing

Japanese-influenced subjects in both blackwork and color.

Kasa Obake tattooJapanese Lantern tattoo cover upJapanese puffer fish thigh tattoo by Mathew ClarkeDancing japanese frog tattoo by Mathew Clarkeblack and grey japanese dragon tattoo over shoulder by Mathew ClarkeJapanese Goldfish with Pokemon Ball and starts by Mathew Clarke

Committed To The Craft

Mathew is dedicated to continuous growth and refinement. The art of tattooing is ever-evolving And as a result, he fully embraces new techniques, styles, and trends. As it is vital to do so to stay at the forefront of the industry. Mathew consistently dedicates himself to studying and developing his form of Japanese tattooing. Thus ensuring that his skills remain sharp and his designs remain fresh and innovative.

Working with Mat

One aspect of Mathew’s Japanese tattooing artistic journey that brings him great joy is the opportunity to engage with his clients throughout the entire tattoo process. He believes that a collaborative approach is an essential part of the process. With the goal of creating a meaningful and personalized tattoo that truly resonates with the individual. Mathew actively listens to you. He takes the time to understand your vision. And then offers expert guidance and insights to bring your ideas to life.

 

What To Expect

When working with Mat, you can expect an artist who is highly skilled and experienced. As well as an artist who is genuinely passionate and dedicated to the tattoo process. Mathew approaches each tattoo as an opportunity for artistic expression and storytelling. He fully understands the profound impact a tattoo can have on an individual’s life and identity.

 

Commitment To Excellence

Without a doubt, Mathew’s extensive knowledge and ability to create breathtaking Japanese-style tattoos pay homage to tradition. He has a genuine love for the tattooing art form and will continue to leave a mark on the tattoo industry. In addition, he incorporates a modern flair that sets him apart as an artist. One who adds depth, beauty, and cultural significance to every piece he creates.

Japanese Tattooing

Finished up this awesome snake and chrysanthemum sleeve the other week.  I’ll post the rest at some point but here’s a little section of what we’ve done.  Thanks Patrick. I look forward to the next one. . .  #nhtattoo #nhtattooartist #mathewclarketattoo #midnightmoontattoo #japanesetattoo #nhjapanesetattoo #meredithnh

Finished up this awesome snake and chrysanthemum sleeve the other week. I’ll post the rest at some point but here’s a little section of what we’ve done. Thanks Patrick. I look forward to the next one. . . #nhtattoo #nhtattooartist #mathewclarketattoo #midnightmoontattoo #japanesetattoo #nhjapanesetattoo #meredithnh ...

Progress… Hannya,  a woman whose soul has been possessed by a demon due to jealousy or obsession becoming a demon of demons and Jorōgumo, the shape shifting spider who turns into a woman and lures men in to eat them.. Just a little more time on Alex and we will wrap this one up.  As in my last post this is also his First tattoo!  I have a handful of full sitting days open next month to start your first tattoo project.  As I wrap some of these big tattoos up it leaves me with a few half days open if you are looking for a smaller one sitting tattoo.  How about a yokia? .  #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #meredithnh #japanesetattoo #nhjapanesetattooartist

Progress… Hannya, a woman whose soul has been possessed by a demon due to jealousy or obsession becoming a demon of demons and Jorōgumo, the shape shifting spider who turns into a woman and lures men in to eat them.. Just a little more time on Alex and we will wrap this one up. As in my last post this is also his First tattoo! I have a handful of full sitting days open next month to start your first tattoo project. As I wrap some of these big tattoos up it leaves me with a few half days open if you are looking for a smaller one sitting tattoo. How about a yokia? . #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #meredithnh #japanesetattoo #nhjapanesetattooartist ...

Progress…. One more sitting for Hunter and we will be done with his first tattoo!  I have some openings available coming up next month, what’s your idea? . . #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #nhtattoo #nhtattooartist #dragontattoo #dragonbackpiece #nhjapanesetattooartist

Progress…. One more sitting for Hunter and we will be done with his first tattoo! I have some openings available coming up next month, what’s your idea? . . #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #nhtattoo #nhtattooartist #dragontattoo #dragonbackpiece #nhjapanesetattooartist ...

Well healed elbow….

Well healed elbow…. ...

Cleaning out my old PC and came across some older photos. (More to come, maybe) My work and interest is mainly in Japanese style however I would not mind a few pieces like this once an a while.  What’s your tattoo idea?  Let’s sit down and make something a different together.  Nhtattoo@gmail.com

Cleaning out my old PC and came across some older photos. (More to come, maybe) My work and interest is mainly in Japanese style however I would not mind a few pieces like this once an a while. What’s your tattoo idea? Let’s sit down and make something a different together. Nhtattoo@gmail.com ...

Great time on this fu dog piece.  Thanks Jack… Its been far too long, hope it’s going awesome!  Did this one a couple years back, not sure I remember posted it before?

Great time on this fu dog piece. Thanks Jack… Its been far too long, hope it’s going awesome! Did this one a couple years back, not sure I remember posted it before? ...

I really like tattooing these guys.  Keep em coming.  #nhtattoo #nhtattooartist #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #japanesetattoo #japanesegoldfishtattoo #dragonballz

I really like tattooing these guys. Keep em coming. #nhtattoo #nhtattooartist #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #japanesetattoo #japanesegoldfishtattoo #dragonballz ...

Progress…  2024 is the year of the dragon.  How can we work together to make your dragons come to life?  Have an idea? A question? Or just want to talk about dragons?  Send me an email and let’s get started… Nhtattoo@gmail.com

Progress… 2024 is the year of the dragon. How can we work together to make your dragons come to life? Have an idea? A question? Or just want to talk about dragons? Send me an email and let’s get started… Nhtattoo@gmail.com ...

Progress…
 .  #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #hannyabackpiece #japanesetattoo #irezumitattoo #meredithnh #nhtattoo #nhtattooartists

Progress…
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Fugu fish.  This was a fun design for Darrin.  Each part was in memory of a trip to Japan.  Eating the toxic fugu, the cosmos flower in bloom, visiting the tallest granite tower at the backside of my Fuji.  Amazing day on this one.  Thank you Darrin. 
  Fugu possesses a potentially fatal poison known as tetrodotoxin, thereby necessitating meticulous preparation to eliminate poisonous components and prevent the fish meat from being contaminated.

The restaurant preparation of fugu is strictly controlled by law in Japan, Korea and several other countries, and only chefs who have qualified after three or more years of rigorous training are allowed to prepare the fish.Domestic preparation occasionally leads to accidental death. #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #nhjapanesetattooartist #fugutattoo #japanesetattoo #meredithnh

Fugu fish. This was a fun design for Darrin. Each part was in memory of a trip to Japan. Eating the toxic fugu, the cosmos flower in bloom, visiting the tallest granite tower at the backside of my Fuji. Amazing day on this one. Thank you Darrin.
Fugu possesses a potentially fatal poison known as tetrodotoxin, thereby necessitating meticulous preparation to eliminate poisonous components and prevent the fish meat from being contaminated.

The restaurant preparation of fugu is strictly controlled by law in Japan, Korea and several other countries, and only chefs who have qualified after three or more years of rigorous training are allowed to prepare the fish.Domestic preparation occasionally leads to accidental death. #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #nhjapanesetattooartist #fugutattoo #japanesetattoo #meredithnh
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Progress….. something a little different for me.  Thanks for looking

Progress….. something a little different for me. Thanks for looking ...

Progress…. Finished photos soon as I can get to them.  Thank you again buddy.  #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #nhtattoo #nhtattooartist #meredithnh #japanesetattoo #nhjapanesetattoo #japanesetigertattoo

Progress…. Finished photos soon as I can get to them. Thank you again buddy. #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #nhtattoo #nhtattooartist #meredithnh #japanesetattoo #nhjapanesetattoo #japanesetigertattoo ...

Octopus for Sam.  Thank you for your trust and great conversations. I hope we meet again.  #mathewclarketattoo #midnightmoontattoo #octopustattoo #nhtattoo #nhtattooartist #meredithnh

Octopus for Sam. Thank you for your trust and great conversations. I hope we meet again. #mathewclarketattoo #midnightmoontattoo #octopustattoo #nhtattoo #nhtattooartist #meredithnh ...

Awesome Koi for Matt.  Thank you again Matt, for your trust and for hanging out with me.  I look forward to the next project with you. . #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #nhtattoo #nhjapanesetattoo #meredithnh #koitattoo #japanesetattoo

Awesome Koi for Matt. Thank you again Matt, for your trust and for hanging out with me. I look forward to the next project with you. . #midnightmoontattoo #mathewclarketattoo #nhtattoo #nhjapanesetattoo #meredithnh #koitattoo #japanesetattoo ...

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Thank you very much for your interest in my Japanese tattooing style. This page contains all the crucial information you need before setting up an appointment with me. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at the shop, and I’ll be happy to provide you with all the information needed and answer any questions.

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56 NH Route 25
Meredith, New Hampshire, 03253

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Sunday – Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm