An Inside Look at Hand-Poked Japanese Tattoos

Japanese tattoo artist Horihiro Mitomo works entirely by hand, using traditional techniques and materials to create the elaborate, full-body tattoos known as horimono. He explains the special beauty of tebori (hand-poked) Japanese tattoos.

Music: “Hana” by Fumio Miyashita. Courtesy of Domo Records.

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