Monmon Cats - Vol 2


Monmon Cats Vol 2 is bursting with juicy colour prints of your favourite tattooed kitties!

Kazuaki 'Horitomo' Kitamura is a Japanese artist and tattooist who combines cat motifs with traditional Japanese imagery to create Monmon Cats (Monmon is slang for "tattoo" in Japanese).

In this, his second volume of tattooed cats, Horitomo describes the different Japanese tattoo forms and techniques. Each luscious colour print is also accompanied by detailed insights into the meanings of the traditional imagery used.

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".

Soft cover
Size: 25.5cm x 20.5cm