Thimo from Germany came for a visit in order to start a new Nagasode irezumi tattoo. After three sessions we left it like this. Hopefully it will be concluded before the end of this upcoming summer.
Archive for category: Horimatsu Family
> Anton is getting somewhere with his Chushingura full body Irezumi piece. Over christmas Anton returned in order to start coloring his Chushingura (Loyal 47 Ronin) backpiece. In the en we will end up with a fully closed (Donburi) body suit in one way or the other incorporating all the famous fortyseve ronin. For anyone [...]
> Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen in their famous stand off . Uesugi Kenshin (top) and Takeda Shingen (bottom). Characters based on a Kabuki woodblock print by Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) Fugen Bosatsu bonji. This piece was started about 4 years ago. During that time Emanuel moved away to Stockholm in order to study, and the [...]
> Anders visited from the south of Sweden and stayed for two days to complete his shishibun piece portraying the classic Shishi with peony flowers. This piece took about 22 hours from start to final yellows.
> Marius visited from Leipzig, Germany in order to start his Fudo Myoo Irezumi piece. The image above shows where we left it after about twelve hours of work. When I mention how many hours each part takes it’s mainly because I want the prospective new client to understand at which speed I work and [...]
> Sebastian visited from Germany once again. 4 days and 13 1/2 hours really made a huge difference. We now have a total of 41 1/5 hours into this backpiece, including drawing, setting up machines etc. Next time we work is at the Milan Tattoo Convention in February next year.
> After a two year absence Viktor from Stockholm returned for in order to make progress on what has to be one of my favourite pieces, depicting Hatsuhana doing pennance under the Tonowaza waterfall. During three days and the equal amount of four-hour sessions we touched up some of the shading on the back and [...]
> Bamboo Sumi-e painting by unknown Japanese painter. As the winters first snow silently begins it attempts of blanketing the world in its white cold embrace, I finally sit down to begin writing the beginning of what is hopefully an ongoing essay on my path of Irezumi, the traditional Japanese tattoo.In these writings I will [...]
> Ida is getting her first Gobun sleeve by Madako.