Tattooing for over twenty years, Kazuaki Horitomo is well-versed in the ancient tradition of tebori, Japanese hand-tattooing that utilizes a blade rather than a mechanized needle.
When he isn’t inking clients in his home of San Jose, California, or designing games for Sega, he’s drawing his other great passion: cats. Not just any cats, but cats illustrated in tats — dragons, koi, peacocks. He’s calls them his monmon cats, to use the Japanese slang for tattoo.
Meow, you’re welcome.