Meet Kazuaki Horitomo – a California-based Japanese artist that has combined two of his great passions in life – tattoos and cats. With that the project, Monmon Cats was was born.
Monmon Cats is Horitomo’s tattooed cat art brand, and it’s absolutely amazing. he often often uses tebori (Japanese hand tattooing) to apply the ink on people and also makes prints, apparel and other merchandise to enjoy. You can check out some of Horitomo’s latest creations below! You can also purchase his Monmon Cats products through his website.
Two of his great passions, tattoos and cats into one
Horitomo is steeped in the Japanese tradition of tebori (a technique of tattooing by hand) and his illustrations reflect that
Horitomo’s tattoos are absolutely amazing
Horitomo’s brand Monmon Cats derives its name from monmon, the old slang word in Japanese for tattoos