Cats Tattooing Each Other In Surreal Japanese Ink Wash Paintings


Meet a Japanese tattoo artist based in California named Kazuaki Horitomo has a fascination for both cats and tattoos. The artist decided to put these two things together by creating series of surreal and fun illustrations which depict cats giving tattoos to other cats.
Working under the name Monmon Cats, the paintings feature felines who wear elaborate body art. In other words, the cats have lots of tattoos that cover most of their torso and back. Their heads are the only parts with no tattoos on them. Horitomo has been tattooing for over 20 years and is well-versed in the Japanese practice of tebori – a technique in which the body art is applied by hand.
Check out some of Horitomo’s best creations below! You can buy his Monmon Cats products through his website.

More info: monmoncats.com (h/t: spoon-tamago)

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And here’s the real deal – Horitomo’s Monmon Cats as tattoos

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