Miyavi, who began his music career as a visual kei artist at the age of 17 when he joined the band Due le Quartz as a guitarist, has undergone a remarkable transformation and has become a successful solo artist. Gone are the days of his androgynous appearance: nowadays, Miyavi has toned down his makeup and shrill fashion style. The visual kei artist has morphed into a samurai guitarist. The 31-year-old looks like your typical rock star, while at the same time exuding a special charm. Wearing leather pants and a white tank top that revealed enough skin to show off his many tattoos, Miyavi displayed a mastery of different facial expressions, ranging from provocative, challenging and arrogant to charmed, liberated and deeply touched.