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Horitaka: Getting Tattooed by Horitomo by Molly Skobba

By Molly Skobba and Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
First off, I want to express how absolutely honored I am to have been tattooed by the renowned Horitomo. Not only did he take the time out of his incredibly busy schedule, but also he tattooed a one-point tattoo on my hand -something he does not do often. It was incredibly kind and generous of him and I am so very grateful.

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Don Ed Hardy, Thom deVita and Nick Bubash Present: 3 of a Kind Art Show in Chicago

The 3 of a Kind art show at Firecat Projects in Chicago will feature the works of Don Ed Hardy, Nick Bubash and folk art/tattoo legend Thom deVita, starting on Oct. 28th and running until Nov. 26th, 2011. Currently, this is all the information we have, but we will update this post when more information is made available.

3 of a Kind Art Show: October 28 – November 26 2011
Opening Reception October 28, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Firecat Projects
2124 N. Damen Ave., Chicago IL 60647
Beer by Three Floyds
Wines by Red and White Wines in Chicago

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Horitaka: I Love Books!

By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
It’s no secret that I love books. I collect them, I write them, I publish them… and it’s nice to see that amidst the flurry of Google image searches and technological advances, books are still in use in the tattoo community. I haven’t been tattooing that long, but book collecting was, and is, something all my mentors and role models encouraged. It was about study and reference, doing your homework to make the best tattoo drawing you could!

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Tim Lehi: Tattoos from the East Coast

Courtesy of Tim Lehi: Back home from east cost, did some days at KINGS AVE. MANHATTAN then a few at JINX PROOF in DC, had a great time at both places, these are a few tattoos from the trip…

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Horitaka: Mini San Francisco Tattoo Adventure

By Molly Skobba and Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
And here we go again! I’ve been super busy tattooing and also getting ready for the SFO Tattoo Convention coming soon and haven’t had a chance to blog lately. No problem, my amazing girl Molly has been on it and wrote a few words about Ben’s last visit to San Jose. Enjoy… (more…)


Horiken Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview for Issue #27

           

Interview by Nicki Kasper

Nicki Kasper: Do you explore other mediums, like paint? If so, how do you approach that? Do you market and sell them?

Horiken: Yes, I like to paint very much. I usually paint with acrylics on paper. I like wooden panels as well. I do try to do different things from my tattooing, I may use the same motifs, but I lay paintings out differently. And, I guess I use different shading and coloring techniques; some that may not work in a tattoo. And… yeah, I do sell paintings, I don’t really make a huge effort to sell them, but if someone wants one, I do sell them. When I was in art school, I studied art history. I am trying to study this more and I have the thought that maybe I can paint and draw, a bit separate from tattooing and make something new…

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Doug Hardy Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview for Issue #27

       

Interview by Katie Sellergren
Doug Hardy: I was in Hawaii for six years. I was there from April ’92 to April ’98. And it was great. I loved working with Mike. He was incredibly patient and an incredibly good teacher. I mean, he had a temper, and so did I, but he would always show me how to do something the right way. And I was not the best apprentice…

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Horitaka: Molly Skobba Previews Horitomo’s New Book Immovable

As many people in the tattoo world are aware, Horitomo has been busy working on his first book and seminar. I was just telling my girlfriend Molly that I was going to blog about this and she beat me to the punch. She even snapped some photos at Horitomo’s house when he was showing us his drawings. Here is a sneak-peak at what I think will be one of the most important books in tattooing. Introducing guest blogger Molly Skobba… Enjoy!
-Horitaka

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Doug Hardy Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview Issue #27 (VIDEO)

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv) Tattoo Age: Grime Part III (VIDEO)

Photo by Ken Nagahara

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Horitaka Talks About the Upcoming Bay Area Tattoo Convention

By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
It’s already August, and the tattoo convention I throw with Roman Enriquez (Strong Tattoo/45s Forever) is coming up soon! This year the convention in scheduled for October 21-23 and we are returning to the SFO Hyatt Regency. Even with last year’s power outage on Sunday, the hotel is perfect for us and we look forward to a great weekend. Here are some highlights of this year’s show…

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv) Tattoo Age: Grime Part II (VIDEO)

Photo by Ken Nagahara

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv) Tattoo Age: Grime Part I (VIDEO)

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv): Tattoo Age, Grime Trailer

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Ghost in the Cloak Society of Life Abundant in the Face of Death Imminent

Courtesy of Analog Tattoo: The second annual meeting of the Ghost in the Cloak Society of Life Abundant in the Face of Death Imminent has once again flared and vanished. This year’s chosen temple was the forever unsanctified Cinebar. (This place ruined my fucking life… I love it there.) All love and respect to everyone who came out to celebrate the long road we’ve all been walking…

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Tattoo Artist Magazine: 2011 Ink ‘N Iron Video Review (VIDEO)

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Ink ‘N Iron Tattoo Convention, On the Queen Mary in Long Beach (VIDEO)

By Kent Smith

I’m going to start this out by saying what an incredibly long week it was leading up to this convention. Crash, John and I all woke at 4 a.m. (well Crash and I did, I think John got up at 5 a.m.) to catch a flight from Atlanta to L.A. on June 3rd…

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Eric Jones Talks Tattoos and Vietnamese Bars with Horitaka

By  Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura

A few words with Professor Eric Jones…

HT: How do you feel about Vietnamese bars?

EJ: How do I feel about Vietnamese bars? Since you were the first to show me, it has a soft spot in my heart. It might be hard in other places…

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Tattoo Artist Magazine California Road Trip

By Crash
I’m too old for this shit, but damn, what an adventure! I thought I could write something short to share the TAM Road Trip journey and give TAM Blog a little more content. I believe the potentials we have with the TAM Blog are pretty evident, and given enough time, can be fashioned into something powerful, entertaining and educational…

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Shop Profile: Seventh Son Tattoo Teaser (VIDEO)

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Danny Boy Discusses New Amsterdam Tattoo Museum with Horitaka

By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
Tattooers love to travel… I recently got to catch-up with Danny Boy as he was running up and down California. His wife was getting tattooed by Horitomo at my shop and they crashed at my house for the night. We chatted a bit over coffee and I was especially eager to ask about the New Amsterdam Tattoo Museum. This project is the brainchild of Henk “Hanky Panky” Schiffmacher, a living legend of tattooing and one of the world’s leading tattoo historians. The opening is scheduled for later this year… (more…)


Ben Grillo Talks Tiny Tats with Horitaka

By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
I recently had my friend Ben Grillo come visit to hang out and make some tattoos. Most of you may know Ben for his incredibly detailed single-needle masterpieces, and I thought it would be fun to do a little TAM Blog interview with Ben…
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Shop Profile: Black Heart Tattoo (VIDEO)

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Shop Profile: Ed Hardy’s Tattoo City Teaser (VIDEO)

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