The Maverick - Jimmy Ho Tattoo Artist
With his traditional Chinese/Japanese patterns, Jimmy Ho, now in his sixties, remains one of the coolest and most forward thinking tattooists in Hong Kong.
Jimmy opened his first tattoo shop at the age of 14, followed by more than 40 years serving clients including film stars and local gangsters.
James Ho, Jimmy’s father, is widely recognized as Hong Kong’s very first local tattoo artist as he started inking foreign sailors as early as 1960s so if anything, Jimmy learned everything from his old man.
Nakano was inspired when he saw a Yakuza with a full-body tattoo in a public bathhouse when he was a young boy. This inspired him to visit legendary tattoo artist Yoshitsugu Muramatsu, also known as Shodai Horiyoshi of Yokohama.
Horiyoshi III is the second tattooist be granted that honorific title, which passes from master to apprentice. The tattooist affixation Hori means to engrave or "to carve." Muramatsu bestowed this title upon Nakano in 1971.
The MoneyMan - Mutsuo (3 Tides Tattoo)
This series revolves around an artist named Mutsuo who tattoos at the world-famous Three Tides Tattoo in Osaka, Japan.
Mutsuo went from being one of the shop's first customers to its first apprentice, and now he is considered its most senior tattoo artist.
He learned the trade from all the American tattoo masters who visited Three Tides, and got what Chris Garver calls "a 90s-style tattoo education."
The Monks - Thai Tattoo Festival
Vice Japan short doc about a Buddhist tattoo festival where some of the participants become possessed by their tats.
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