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	Image: Master Horisumi (Kian Forreal). Photo: Logan Frost

The art and culture of Japanese tattooing

With Kian ‘Horisumi’ Forreal

Join tattoo master Horisumi (Kian Forreal) as he takes us through the history of tattoos and tattoo culture in Japan, exploring the techniques, tools and trends of tattoos and traditional Japanese tattooing.

The name ‘Horisumi’ was given to Kian by Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III of Yokohama, Japan. All traditional Japanese tattooers have a ‘hori’ name, which means ‘to carve’, and a tattooer is a ‘horishi’ or carver. This is a throwback to the woodblock print or ukiyo-e days when block carvers would also do some tattooing on the side.

This talk is for art lovers, tattoo lovers and those with an interest in Japanese culture.

Image: Master Horisumi (Kian Forreal). Photo: Logan Frost

Saturday 23 July 2016, 2pm

$45 non-member
$35 member
$20 student

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878


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Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre