King of Tattoo Live 2009

This year’s “King of Tattoo Live” event, April 12th in Shinokubo in Tokyo’s . Participants include Horiyamato from Tattoo Soul (check out his blog here), Horimitsu from Honey Tattoo (check out his blog here), organizer Tokyo Hardcore Tattoo and American Tim Kern from Tribulation Tattoo of New York City.


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Japanese Tattoo Artist HoriYamato A.K.A. “Akilla”

Traditional Japanese tattoo artist HoriYamato, A.K.A. Akilla, is a member of the Horitoshi Tattoo Family which is based in Ikebukuro, Japan. He’s been doing my sleeve so I’ve gotten to know him pretty well over the past couple years.

Akilla Tattoo 2

Akilla owns a tattoo studio called “Tattoo Soul” and you can see some of his work on his blog. Continue reading