Going deeper behind the scenes of what it's like to be a tattoo artist, we interviewed Tattoodo Ambassador Lupo Horiokami about his work, and how he has made a home for Irezumi within Italy. From his young punk rock roots to his current status of Mushin Studio owner, and incredibly well respected tattoo artist, of Vicenza, Italy, Lupo's works have caught the eye of clients all over the globe. Gracefully merging traditional Japanese designs with bold, contemporary motifs, Lupo Horiokami is a highly skilled artist Tattoodo is honored to call family.
How and why did you get into tattooing? What do you think, as far as your past, background or upbringing, supported your artistic career?
What artists, art movements, or other visuals, like movies, inspire your artwork?
Your tattoos are immediately recognizable as your own handiwork. How has your style evolved and why were you drawn to Japanese art forms?
What do you love about Italy? What is the Italian tattoo scene like?
What does success mean to you? What makes you happy?