Born in Stockholm 1968. Matti Senju Sedholm Horimatsu started tattooing in 1991 and has constantly explored the heart of the craft ever since. In 2000 he opened up to the traditional Japanese tattoo, Irezumi, and this has guided him down the path that has led to where he is today. He is now dedicated to the traditions that creates the foundations of Irezumi, and constantly strives with the aim of mastering the artform. This includes the study of Ukiyo-e, Japanese culture and history, Zen and Shinto. Under the artist name Senju, given to him by master Horiyoshi III of Yokohama in 2009, he creates Irezumi oriented Ukiyo-e prints. He is also exploring the possibilities of Shunga (Japanese Edo period style pornography).
He also uses photography to illustrate his discoveries and together with his friend and colleague Alex Kofuu Reinke Horikitsune he runs the book publishing company Kofuu-Senju Publications. The weight is centered on books about Irezumi, Japanese culture and Zen, often based on the photographic expression.
Matti Senju Sedholm Horimatsu often visits Japan in order to better understand the culture, both traditional and modern, from which he borrows his lifeblood. In his tattooing he works very much like many modern day traditional Japanese tattooers, using both the electric machine and the technique of Tebori – tattooing by han