Horinao in Victoria and Vancouver September 2018

[vc_row type="in_container" full_screen_row_position="middle" scene_position="center" text_color="dark" text_align="left" bottom_padding="100" overlay_strength="0.3"][vc_column column_padding="no-extra-padding" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" column_shadow="none" width="1/1" tablet_text_alignment="default" phone_text_alignment="default" column_border_width="none" column_border_style="solid"][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/X3DVKpfKZGg" el_width="80" align="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type="in_container" full_screen_row_position="middle" scene_position="center" text_color="dark" text_align="left" overlay_strength="0.3"][vc_column column_padding="no-extra-padding" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" column_shadow="none" width="1/1" tablet_text_alignment="default" phone_text_alignment="default" column_border_width="none" column_border_style="solid"][vc_column_text]Horinao is headed to Victoria for the first time! then on to Vancouver! This amazing, traditional tattooist out of [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:30-07:00August 30th, 2018|News, Travel|0 Comments

Shibuya Horiken comes to Vancouver July 20-31

Horiken from Velour Productions on Vimeo. Shibuya Horiken is coming to Vancouver at Two Tides Tattoo. Don't miss this amazing experience to get a tattoo from a truly unique artist. Shibuya Horiken not only shades with the traditional hand tool but ,even more unusually, also lines his tattoos by hand. It cannot be understated that [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:30-07:00July 9th, 2018|Outside the Box Thoughts|0 Comments

You always remember your first time

[vc_row type="in_container" full_screen_row_position="middle" scene_position="center" text_color="dark" text_align="left" overlay_strength="0.3"][vc_column column_padding="no-extra-padding" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" column_shadow="none" width="1/1" tablet_text_alignment="default" phone_text_alignment="default" column_border_width="none" column_border_style="solid"][vc_column_text]In 2013 I was nearing my 30th birthday. Old for a first time by society's standards, maybe. It's not like I didn't want to do it, it just never really felt right. How do I choose the right person? [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:30-07:00September 25th, 2017|Outside the Box Thoughts|0 Comments

Horinao in Vancouver 2017

[vc_row type="in_container" full_screen_row_position="middle" scene_position="center" text_color="dark" text_align="left" overlay_strength="0.3"][vc_column column_padding="padding-5-percent" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" column_shadow="none" width="1/1" tablet_text_alignment="default" phone_text_alignment="default" column_border_width="none" column_border_style="solid"][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/X3DVKpfKZGg"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type="in_container" full_screen_row_position="middle" scene_position="center" text_color="dark" text_align="left" overlay_strength="0.3"][vc_column column_padding="no-extra-padding" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" column_shadow="none" width="1/1" tablet_text_alignment="default" phone_text_alignment="default" column_border_width="none" column_border_style="solid"][vc_column_text]Horinao is coming back to Vancouver! This amazing, traditional tattooist out of Nippori in Tokyo, Japan will be working at Gastown Tattoo [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:30-07:00July 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A Brief Guide to Tipping in Japan

A Brief Guide to Tipping in Japan The title of this post is A Brief Guide to Tipping in Japan. This is because it can be summed up pretty quickly: there is no tipping in Japan. Well that might not entirely be true… There are a few circumstances in which tipping may be considered appropriate: [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:30-07:00April 13th, 2017|Japanese Culture and Tattoo Culture, Travel|0 Comments

Can I See a Sketch Before My Tattoo?

When Can I See My Tattoo Sketch? Most artists work from a tattoo sketch they’ve designed ahead of time. This may be a sketch that is then copied to transfer paper.  This special paper is then used to apply a stencil to the recipient’s skin. Less often this sketch can be used as a reference [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:30-07:00January 25th, 2017|Japanese Tattoo Techniques|0 Comments

Tebori Tattoo in Japan

How to Get a Tebori Tattoo A tebori tattoo is usually done in the same order as conventional tattoos.  The outline is done first followed by shading. These days for tebori tattoos most artists use machine for the outline followed by hand tattooing for the shading. This is because of the inordinate amount of time it [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:30-07:00January 20th, 2017|Japanese Tattoo Techniques|0 Comments

Preparing for Your First Tattoo Experience

Preparing for Your First Tattoo Experience What can a person expect for their first tattoo experience? They can expect to have an awesome time. So long as they come prepared and in the right state of mind. Whether large or small, your first tattoo experience can determine how you feel about your tattoo. That's [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:30-07:00January 7th, 2017|Japanese Tattoo Techniques|0 Comments