Monmon Cats meet the Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ (Dia de Los Muertos) in this stunning illustration, reproduced here as a vivid sticker.
Kazuaki ‘Horitomo’ Kitamura is a Japanese artist and tattooist who is famous for combining cat motifs with traditional Japanese imagery to create Monmon Cats (Monmon is slang for “tattoo” in Japanese).
Horitomo has been tattooing for over twenty years and is well versed in Japanese tradition including tebori (Japanese hand tattooing). He currently works at State of Grace Tattoo in San Jose, CA.
Monmon Cats was born out of a combination of Horitomo’s two great passions in life – tattoos and cats, “I feel that painting and drawing cats lets me borrow the cat’s powers”.
Dimensions: 11cm x 7cm