Horiyoshi - Tattoowise
Japanese Horiyoshi Tattoo
Japanese Horiyoshi Tattoo
india 1997 yashica t5
back and shoulder pieces
500c/m | 80mm f2.8 CZ Planar T* | VC400
Dragon on my back, done by Horiyoshi the 3rd
Another night in the shop.
Brother Horitaka made this day happen. Up in Sensei Horioshi III's OG private studio...thanks Taki, you are a hero.
Bob was known as "OZ" for many years. He published BMX Action, Freestylin', and Homeboy magazines among others. He is the father of RL Osborn, and the great Windy Osborn as well. To have him photograph my bike and I was a really big honor. He drove all the way out from Montana to spend two days of intense work to make it happen. Watch DicE magazine for the upcoming spread we did. This was inside the pro studio we used for part of the shoot. It was raining SHEETS outside, and the ride was SOOO sketchy on I-80 with jockey shift and cowboy boots...hahahahaaa!!!
500c/m | 80mm f2.8 CZ Planar T* | T-Max 400 + 2
selecting the design for one's back could well be the second most important decision the client makes, surpassed only by the selection of the tattoo master..
right dragon, also by Horiyoshi
This was the set-up for a shoot for an upcoming TV show
Mark is a good buddy, and we started this piece about three or so years back. We are both so busy, that it took this long to finally get the las session in last night. Just a nice, traditional Japanese samurai piece. Just freestyled the background behind some Horiyoshi III based figures.
6th session, 28 Nov 08
This is the center of Mark's calf piece...asymetrically placed, but the center! : ) It's of course a great symbol of protection and good luck in Japanese folk tradition to this day.
Three random tattoo ideas
You a Jew? You a Jew looking for ways to spend your time while the rest of the world worships their fat man in red and their hippie-looking god? Here's a few tips, direct from the Back Alley Tabernacle: "With our Christian brethren stuck in their homes celebrating an event that most religious scholars agree didn’t actually occur on this date, the world is our oyster! Here’s a few things to do with yourself while you wait for the world to start again: See a movie. Or several. I used to watch between three and four movies a day on Christmas, as the city was Night of the Comet empty. Eat Chinese food. Those joints are always open on the Christmas, knowing that we Jews are wandering the city, much like we did in the desert, looking for a place to stuff our jesus-killing faces. Play on the web. With everybody hanging out with their MORE.
Tattoo by Jotapê Pabst @ Black Hat Tattoos - São Paulo, Brasil
ME tattoo by alex higgins