Horizakura began his craft of tebori and irezumi tattooing 16 years ago in Tokyo, Japan. This process started in 1997 under the apprenticeship of the renowned Horitoshi I where he learned the history and technique of this unique style of Japanese tattooing.

This year also marked his first visit to the United States, the San Francisco Tattoo Convention, which would leave a lasting impression on him. After six years under the tutelage of Horitoshi I, Horizakura received his master’s blessing to start out on his own. In 2003 he came back to the United States and took his trade to New York City.

Along with his tattoo work, he also applies his skill sets to create an assortment of other projects which include paintings, prints, and other multi media pieces.