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Based in Ikebukuro, Horimitsu learned his craft from a master of traditional Japanese tattoo art. He employs ancient tebori techniques to create sublimely beautiful pieces and counts the likes of John Mayer among his customers. Most Japanese artists use tattoo machines these days, but Horimitsu does most of his work by hand, relying on technology only for the finest lines. Traditional Japanese tattoos generally take up the entire back and/or arms, but smaller designs can also be handcrafted. Larger pieces require careful size adjustments, so prepare for repeat meetings both before and during the tattooing. Still, the wait will be worth it – this is the haute couture of the tattoo world.
¥10,000/hour, B5 size or smaller according to design (under ¥60,000). Reservations required. English spoken.
102 Nishiyama Bldg, 1-16-36 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
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