Horiyoshi III – Biography

Posted: February 21, 2007 by Andreas Engel in Tattoo Artist Bios
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HORIYOSHI lll
Japan’s undisputed Irezumi master.

Born Yoshito Nakano in 1946, Horiyoshi III is the undisputed master of the 200-year-old tradition of Irezumi, or hand-applied Japanese tattoo. Specializing in full-body tattoos that often take years to complete, Horiyoshi III carefully chooses his clients, making him one of the most coveted, expensive, and exclusive tattooists in the world. To receive a tattoo by the Irezumi master is considered a great honor.

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