Yoji Harada, a famed tattoo artist, is dead at 49. On Wednesday, March 27, a number of tributes and reports began to surface online about his passing. Harada is best known for his appearance on the TLC series Miami Ink. Harada’s specialty was Japanese style artwork.
Harada had also developed the infant clothing company ‘Ruthless and Toothless’ along with fellow Miami Ink tattoo artist Darren Brass.
Fellow tattoo artist Tommy Montoya confirmed his death on social media, one day after another famed tattoo artist, Lyle Tuttle, passed away at 72.
Montoya wrote, “Another friend gone!! so sad. rest In PEACE Yoji. you will be missed! #yojiharada.” On Twitter, he added, “rest in peace buddy. I will miss you today Yoji Harada passed away. Many knew him personally and many knew him from Miami/Ny Ink TV shows. Either way he was a great person and always showed me love!!! miss you Homie!!!”
Harada, who had been working at Lucky Clover Tattoo in the Netherlands, is survived by his daughter Sydney.
Additional information on his passing can be seen below.
Yoji Harada Cause of Death: Undisclosed
At the time of this writing, the cause of death for Harada has not been reported. What we do know is that he was living in the Netherlands at the time of his passing. He was just 46 years old.
“Yesterday, we heard the terrible news that Yoji has passed away. We all broke,” Lucky Clover Tattoo, where Harada had been working, said in a statement on social media. “We have had a great time with him in recent weeks. We wish his family and friends a lot of strength all over the world.”
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.