Rock on!

Forgive me father for I have sinned, it has been 1 month since my last appointment.

I had to cancel an appointment due to a work trip, but we’re back baby!  Hopefully no more cancellations, but due to the nature of my work, it does happen.  During this appointment Horizakura spent 2 hours thickening the lines all around the rocks on the turtles back (compare them to the weight of the other lines to see how they started) and then filled in with some shading.  Not much else to say here.  Back of the calf is EZ-mode as tattoos go.  The plan is to continue with the outline on the next appointment.

Expecto Patronum!



  1. Awesome blog! I have been interested in irezumi for quite some time and just discovered your blog after googling Horizakura. I may be a few years out from having the money to undertake something like this, but do you have any information you would want anyone potential wanting similar work done? Will definitely have to keep up with the progress as you continue posting!



    1. Well there are a couple things. The first is to really try to plan out what you want with your artist. If you want a full body suit or just half sleeves or just a backpiece, make sure you communicate the full extent of your plans. That will affect the layout of things. It’s tricky though… when I started, I was just thinking about two half sleeves. The quest for a body suit came later on. The second thing, if you’re going for large scale work, is instead of trying to save up X amount of money to start, find out what the hourly rate of your artist is and figure out how much you can afford to spend on tattoos per month. It will be so much easier for you if you treat it as a recurring bill instead of trying to save up thousands of dollars before your first appointment. Hope that helps, thanks for your kind words.



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