Tattoo Tuesday-Horikitsune

There are tattooers who claim to be traditional Japanese or Asian style artists, but who are in fact, about as traditional as a Nicki Minaj video.

Alex Reinke, aka Horikitsune, is the real deal.  And not just because he says so on his website.  He is the primary European disciple of Horiyoshi 3, and has mastered the arts of tattooing both with machine, and by tebori (traditional hand method).  As well as being an authority and publisher in the field of Japanese arts, he is also a Zen monk.

Here is a small selection of his work.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.  Continue learning about Horikitsune at, you'll be amazed.


Black Widow