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Cattoos: Horitomo Tattoo Art!

Horitomo1Kazuaki Kitamura, also known by his alias Horitomo, is a contemporary Japanese tattoo artist.

Following his initial studies, Horitomo worked at various tattoo studios in Tokyo and Osaka and took part in tattoo conventions, including shows in Amsterdam and Spain. From 2001 onwards, he began to study  traditional Japanese tattooing from a master of the style.  By now, he’s a longstanding expert in both Western style and Japanese tebori hand tattooing.

We, of course, are particularly taken by his tattoo designs centring on ever so lovely cats – cattoo design!

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Very cool cat (well, sort of) tattoo!

Getting cat tattoos right? Not the easiest mission out there – try searching the internet for halfway decent specimens and  you will soon find that the (not so) fine line to tacky is crossed more often than not. Well, I can thankfully report that some do manage. Political commentator and activist Mona Eltahawy recently adorned her forearm with what must be the coolest cat tattoo out there!

Mona Eltahawy with Sekhmet cat goddess tattoo

from Molly Crabapple

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