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I am excited to see you all at the Tattoo Hui in Tauranga, 17-19th of March.
I am taking bookings now for traditional japanese tattoos done by tebori (japanese hand poke method).
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#japanesetattoo #traditionaljapanesetattoo #horimono #irezumi #wabori #tebori #horiga13
#teborinewzealand #newzealandjapanesetattoo
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Signage is up, thank you heaps SIGNBIZ - Signage + Design + Print!! Awesome job and fast as, even over the NY break. ...

A few snippets in time documenting the progress on Joe's sleeve from adding to an older part at the wrist all the way to the tidy-up and finish. I really enjoy work like this, making one big coherent piece that flows with the body.
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#japanesetattoo #horimono #irezumi #wabori #tebori #traditionaljapanesetattoo #japanesesleeve #koitattoo #horiga13 #horiga13irezumi #irezumichristchurch #irezumiartistnz #nzirezumitattoo #christchurchartist
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Making new prints (A3) on archival card stock,
First time that I have them ready before the new year!
2023 will be the Year of the Rabbit (element Water).
Time to pound the flour to make into lucky mochi cakes.
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Fun little compilation of some recent tebori work, which i will be concentrating more on from the beginning of the new year. Thank to all and everyone that has supported me on my journey, you guyses rock!
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#teboritattoo #realtebori #irezumitattoo #horimono #wabori #horiga13 #japanesetattoo #japanesetattooart #traditionaljapanesetattoo #christchurchirezumi #newzealandirezumi #teborinewzealand #christchurchartist
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Taking preorders now on this years limited run of Hoodies, tshirts and maybe singlets if anyone wants some. DM for details and put your order through before 24th of October so we can get them all printed and ready before the christmas madness truly kicks off. Don’t miss out, there will be no re-runs!
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#horiga13 #japanesetattoo #japanesetattooartist #horimono #horimononewzealnd #irezumi #irezuminewzealand #christchurchartist #chchartist #christchurchjapanesetattoo #chchjapanesetattoo #arcanatattoocraft
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Alright, IG reely made a reel for me 😂😂
Let's see if the algorithm got it sussed. Let me know in the comments if it is a Yay or Ney!
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#tattooartistchristchurch #arcanatattoocraft #horiga13 #chchartist #chchtattooartist #colourtattoo #colortattoo #irezumi #horimono #japnesetattoo #traditionaltattoos #traditionaljapanesetattoo #japanesetattoosnz #japanesetattoochristchurch
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Sketchercise….nothing serious, just a couple of koi.
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#koisketch #traditionaljapanesetattoo #irezumisketch #irezumi #horimono #wabori #tebori #tegaki #horiga13 #christchurchartist #christchurchtattooartist #chchtattoo #christchurchirezumi #irezuminewzealand
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A couple of days of recharging and walking in the Port Hills.
Good weather, good company and a thoroughly enjoyable place to live in.
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Good going on Steffan today, thanks to @inkclaw_official needles
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#blackwork #blkttt #arcanatattoocraft #horiga13 #chchartist #christchurchtattooartist
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Stories, Legends and Myths of Japan

In this blog i will try and share, to the best of my abilities, my knowledge and understanding of japanese myths and legends. 
Since most japanese tattoos are traditionally selected from this field to convey protection, strength, stamina, cunning or other traits pertaining to the wearer of the tattoo I figure a basic understanding of the Myths and Legends would be quite advantageous.

TSUKI-YOMI THE MOON GOD

  Tsukiyomi (Tsukiyomi-no mikoto ), penultimate child of Izanagi and brother of Amaterasu and Susa-no-o, was born when Izanagi washed out his right eye while purifying himself after his return[…]

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Susano-o, Kami of the ocean and storms

Susa-no-o was born from Izanagi when cleansing himself in the river after his visit to the underworld and washing out his nose. Like his sister Amaterasu and his brother Tsukiyomi,[…]

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Amaterasu the Sun Goddess

Amaterasu (Amaterasu-O-Mikami) the sun goddess was born from Izanagi when he washed out his left eye while purifying himself after his journey to the underworld. Having been placed in charge[…]

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The origins of Japan

The Beginings of Japan Going back to mythical times and drawing from the stories of the Kojiki (712 ad) and Nihon Shoki (720 ad), the oldest surviving chronicles of Japan,[…]

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