Yoji Harada - Updated May 2024

Yoji Harada was a Japanese Tattoo Artist. Yoji Harada rose to fame and popularity through his appearances on the reality TV show "Miami Ink".

Updated On February 12, 2024
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
Yoji Harada

Table of Biography

Birth Facts and Education

Yoji Harada was born on January 1, 1973, in Tokyo, Japan. He used to be under the astrological sign, Capricorn and used to hold Japanese nationality. His full name is Yojiro Harada and his ethnicity is Asia.

The name and information regarding her parents are not available at the moment. Similarly, information related to his siblings, cousins, grandparents, and any other relatives is also not available until now. He has always kept his personal and family life private and away from the limelight and public attention.

Regarding Yoji’s educational background and qualifications, the name of the educational institutions he attended is unknown as of now. However, he did graduate.

Career and Professional Life

Yoji Harada moved to New York City, USA, in the year 1998 so that he could pursue his ambition of becoming a professional musician. He then was able to join a punk rock band, “Big Deal” after arriving in New York City. He stayed with them for several years then moved to Miami, Florida, to tattoo Ami James. His motivation to become a professional musician came after he heard The Clash on the radio. At that time, she was making headway with his music in Japan so, he aimed to be a hit in the United States of America.

She was able to reveal that he worked for Ami for five years before asking for a trainee position only after his fiancee Bridgette became pregnant. He needed to start making some serious money, so he asked Ami James if he could apprentice with him, and he did say yes.

Likewise, while working at Love-Hate Tattoos under Ami James, Miami Ink’s television show premiered. This turned Yoji Harada into a celebrity in his native country, Japan. His journey from apprentice to official tattooist was tracked throughout the show, as was his marriage to Bridgette and the birth of their daughter. The show was very popular and this popularity allowed Harada to refocus on his true calling and reunite with his band, Big Deal. He also found Ruthless and Toothless which is a baby clothing company along with fellow Miami Ink tattooist Darren Brass.

Furthermore, she is also an actor and has appeared in Dele, World Wide Tribe, and NY Ink. He also was able to play a cameo role in the Japanese film “Suicide Club”.

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Caption: Yoji Harada along with his bandmates (Source: Instagram)


Yoji Harada passed away at the age of 46 on March 26, 2019, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tommy Montoya who is a fellow tattoo artist of Yoji reported his terrible death on Instagram. But, the cause of his death is not available and has not been revealed yet.

Relationship Status

Yoji Harad after relocating from Japan to Chicago, USA, in the 1990s, tied the knot with Bonnie Minkus. They married in the year 1996 but then divorced and separated in the year 2003. He then started dating Bridgette Harada and tied the knot with her in the year 2005. The couple also has a daughter together whose name is Sydney. Sadly, they also separated and divorced in the year 2009.

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Caption: Yoji with his daughter, Sydney (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

The body measurements of Yoji Harada such as his height, weight, chest size, waist size, hip size, bicep size, and any other sizes are not available until now. Moreover, Harada had black hair and brown eyes.

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Caption: Yoji posing for a picture (Source: Instagram)

Yoji Harada – Social Media

Yoji used to hold social accounts and was very active as well. His Instagram account is under the name “Yoji Harada” and has 53K followers. Likewise, his Twitter account has 24.1K followers.

Yoji Harada – Net Worth 2023

According to Popular, Yoji Harada had a net worth of $94 million and his main income source was his career as a tattoo artist, singer, and actor as well.