Sunday, July 21, 2019

How to draw a Maori/Samoan style calf tattoo design

First I sketched out a basic half shape of the calf and added a few nice flowing curles, Maori inspired koru curves. Then some Samoan and Polynesian patterns were drawn inside the curves and finally I traced the full sketch with a black marker and fineliner. Once the tattoo is finished, I scan the design […]

Traditional Japanese tattoo – Tebori irezumi artist Horimyo at work in his studio

Video portrait of artist Horimyo in his studio in Saitama, Japan 2012. Horimyo is one of only a few practitioners of the traditional Japanese tebori tattooing technique who works solely by hand throughout all stages of the process, completely rejecting mechanical methods. He is dedicated to ensuring the spirit, technique and future of tebori remains […]