We demonstrate all-fiber mode-locked laser based on a tapered optical fiber saturable absorber (SA) enclosed in tungsten disulfide (WS2) nanosheets. Tapered fibers were fabricated using the standard flame brushing method to an interaction length of 3 mm with waist diameters of 10 and 15 mu m. WS2 nanosheets were prepared via a liquid phase exfoliation method to form a uniform dispersion. Subsequently, the WS2 nanosheets were optically deposited along the interaction length of the tapered fibers by evanescent field interactions. We built a ring laser including the fabricated mode-lockers. The SA with a 10-mu m taper diameter delivers the pulses with a pulse duration of 369 fs and 3-dB spectral bandwidth of 7.5 nm; on the other hand, the output pulses using the mode-locker with 15-mu m waist diameter were found to have 563-fs pulse duration and 5.2 nm of 3-dB bandwidth. It is shown that the smaller waist diameter of tapered fiber causes wider spectral bandwidth of the ultrafast pulses and narrower 3-dB bandwidth.