SNOW LION PEONY IN HORIHIDE STYLE

THIS DESIGN I PAINTED TO TRY TO FIND THE SIMPLICITY AND HIGH CONTRAST OF THE JAPANES DESIGNS OF GIFU HORIHIDE A JAPANESE TATTOOER AND PAINTER WHO HAS FIFTY YEARS OF TATTOOING AND PAINTING UNDER HIS BELT.HE WAS IN CONTACT WITH NORMAN COLLINS AKA SAILOR JERRY IN THE SEVENTIES AND MANY OF SAILOR JERRYS AMERICANA JAPANESE DESIGNS ARE HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY HORIHIDE.HE USES VERY OPEN AND GRAPHIC MIKIRI OR WINDBAR STYLE..THEN A POWERFULL COLOUR CONTRAST WITHIN A VERY FOLK ART SIMPLE FOREGROUND.AT MY SHOP JUST GOODTATTOOS EINDHOVEN I TRY TO LOOK TO THE PAST AND USE THE LESSONS LEARNED AND THE POWER OF THE OLD STYLES THEN I PUT MY OWN TWIST TO THEM AS AN UNORIGINAL TATTOO IS A POINTLESS TATTOO.SEARCH OUT TRADITIONAL JAPANESE STYLES AND ARTIST LIKE GIFU HORIHIDE..IF YOU WANT A JAPANESE TATTOO DO NOT JUST GET THE SAME TRACED AND COPIED DESIGN THAT EVERYONE HAS..VISIT MY TATTOO SHOP IN THE SOUTH OF HOLLAND AND WATCH MY FILM SERIES ON TATTOOING AND THE WORLD CALLED THE GYPSY GENTLEMAN AT GYPSYGENTLEMAN.COM OR GYPSYGENTLEMAN.NL   THANK YOU MARCUS  GYPSY GENTLEMAN
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