Monju Bosatsu and Shishi (by Horimatsu)
Thomas chose an image of Monju Bosatsu seated on a Shishi. The tattoo was completed within a week in three sessions. Thomas arm is quite wide and I am shure I could have filled my own thigh with this design. Monju Bosatsu is quite uncommon as a tattoo here in the west, and I thought I never would get this request. Funny enough, I ended up doing another Monju Bosatsu the following week. Images of that coming soon. This Irezumi piece was created entirely with the use of rotary machines, which have been my favored tool for some time now.
I nevertheless feel the urge for getting back to working with the tebori (traditional hand tattooing tool) and will do so in the near future,