I got asked by the folks at Monkey Tattoo to come to the Borneo convention. I'm interested
AND IT'S FOREVER.« THAT YOU ARE PART OF SOMEONE'S "FOREVER"
in that, and I'd like to visit Thailand, I really wish there would be a great convention in Japan. I went to Amsterdam and London. In Amsterdam I took prizes two years in a row, and 3rd in London, Then of course, Doncaster for Tattoo Jam,
WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WESTERN TATTOO SCENE?
They really talk quite candidly about their techniques and inks, which is really amazing. In Japanese its not really colourful, the amount of colours they use are limited. In the West they look like they are having fun with colours and it's beautiful.
ARE YOU A TRADITIONALIST?
No, I'm more progressive.., like for example I see the works of Kyosai and there is English in the text, or Fudo Myoo eating meat, he will openly display contemporary life in his illustrations, and I don't think it's a bad thing to put in the stimulation of what's going on now. Maybe that is the basis of progression.
WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A HORISHI?
That there is a human connection, I feel responsibility, and so I really look after people. The connection between people is really purely a tattoo thing, especially if someone comes for one, two three years. They feel pain, we drink together, and we will go eat together, so sometimes 1 feel they are closer than my family, my friends and my partner. And it's forever... that you are part of someone's "forever" It's a real relationship of trust.
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