Allie Takahashi's tattooing style is shaped by both Japanese and Western traditional tattooing. She is primarily inspired by Japanese visual histories, including ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints), textiles, and cultural objects, as well as Tibetan iconography, Western astrology, Jungian archetypes, divination, and the history of tattooing itself.
Takahashi's fine art process involves accumulation, repetition, and pattern. She breaks apart, reconstructs, and re-contextualizes personal and found images. A compulsion to investigate loss, desire, perception, and consciousness drives her work. Her work is frequently inspired by Japanese visual histories, sacred objects, and the creation and transmission of meaning.