Caught wind of another tattoo convention in Singapore earlier this month and it sure was packing some big names. Famous Japanese master Horiyoshi III was there and others like the Philip Leu family from Switzerland. Names and artwork already familiar with from my initial dabbles with tattoos in the early 90s...
|From father to son.. the upcoming Horiyoshi IV? Father's handiwork on kiddo and kiddo exhibiting the same family styles on a client|
Traditional tebori hand tattooing by Takayuki....
Cute. But doubt something like this will ever get on my skin....
|Photoshoot after the competition|
Raijin (the newer stylized version of the Japanese Thunder God) rumbling down.... exactly what I was having in mind... .big clumsy me going ass over heels on me bike. Hopefully this little mascot will "protect" me from that.
Ahhhh the power of belief.... placebos do work eh.
I heard of living out of a suitcase, but working out of one? Well that's something new huh.
Horitoyo showing me the piece he got the night before from his friend, Dan Sinnes during a ciggy break..... no doubt an addition to Dan's pussy face series
4 hours down, 4 more to go..... back to the butcher chair.
|"Looking the look"... actually more like biting down to silence the expletive string as the needle hit some nervy spot.|
Horitoyo: "Bak-ga-round? Yes ? no?"
Me: "Bakka- round???"
Me: "Oh! Background!....ahhh Yes Yes"
Horitoyo: "eehhhh fuoor more ow-was.... U ok?
Me: " Yea OK"
Screw me.... just committed another 4 hours.. but I really wanted to have the traditional Japanese tattoo spiral...
Too bad time was short...."Bakka-round" will have to wait till the next time we meet.
|7th hour...Pleasant surprise. Looks a lot different than originally anticipated. Nice details|
|The "finished" piece|