welcome to my world of japanese tattoo art

Clean And Bold Tattooing - my Life and Passion since 1996

WHAT WE DO

I provide
creative solutions for all your tattooing needs!
You don’t have to have a complete design ready, just a basic idea of placement and maybe meaning, and the rest is work in progress, starting with a free 30min consultation. 

From initial meeting and consultation to design and execution of the tattoo everything is tailored to you, the client.

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Introducing the Studio where all the Magic happens.

Tattoo Gallery

Prints are now available to order on www.artpal.com/horiga13.
I put a special on until Christmas!
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Imma gonna be hanging out with the cool cats @norton_hollows, @notenoughtattoos.d.k and @fedetattooitaly at @hollows_ink for Halloween. Still got the 28th and 29th available for some rad stuff to be cooked up!
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***New Print available***
Taking pre-orders now and will be shipped as soon as we hit L3.
Dm me for details, preorders.
And as always: Thank you all for your support of my art, you are much appreciated! 🙏🙏
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Here is a fun little game to play.
Keep it light, the darkness can wait a little longer 🔆
Let me know in the comment how you went!
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Back on the naughty mat.
I will be in touch with the rescheduling, in the mean time: use the time to further your skills, read, write, dance, meditate. Don't let the bastards grind you down.
4721 Archer, over and out.
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Would love to do this as an actual backpiece- serious inquiry dm me!
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Time to plan the third quarter of the year. Both new and existing clients welcome, from one-session tattoos to bigger projects.
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Not quite japanese style but heaps of fun all the same on Jono's gamer leg piece! Done in two sessions, black and shades a while back, now colour to finish it off. Jono sat through it all unperturbed. He is a living encyclopaedia of game and movie knowledge, time flies with so many yarns of fandom insights!
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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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