Japanese Traditional Irezumi by the Horimatsu Family - Umeå, Sweden
Red Koi sleeve taking shape. (Horimatsu)
Christoffer has chosen Koi and Botan in water for his first sleeve. Even though I do make many, many Koi I never grow tired of creating new versions of the design. In the repetition lies the path to mastering any design. In fact, there is no single design I prefer working with above others. It's the tradition itself that intrigues me, and it always seem to be many parts to the whole.