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Crez interviews Bunshin Horitoshi

When and how did you get started in tattooing?
I started my apprenticeship when I was 20 years old. Two years later I became a professional tattooer. That is proved by my master.

How long did it take to get the first proper results?
I m still trying to figure out the proper result.

Do you consider painting a part of your learning process?
I paint as much as I tattoo. That’s because I can always get new ideas from painting.

Before you’ve started tattooing were you involved in any subculture such as punk, dark, metal,
rock and roll, rap?

Yes! Hardcore, metal, and punk!

If you have to pick three tattoo artists that inspire your work who would you mention and why?
My master Horikyo I: I got inspired by his color contrast, and by the way he calculated gray and black for background. All his colors and black shading have been solid for a life time. Marcuse (Smilin Demons Tattoo): for his drawing skills; for how he made the design and how it fits on the body shape. Also for the colors, which are so solid. And for his sense of humor. There are too many tattooers I got inspired by. It’s difficult to choose only three.

Can you list a top five of your favourite visual artists of all eras? What is attractive of their work in your opinion?
Kuniyoshi Utagawa: dynamic outlining for the design. Just a legend.
Kyosai Kawanabe: fun drawing. More playful designs. One of my favorite artist.
Hokusai Katsushika: pefect designs. Showing skills about how to draw
Kazunobu Kano: incredible the details of design. Color contrast.
Jakuchu Ito: beautiful design and colors. Different way to style what he made.

How do you feel about the “ban” of tattooing in Japan?
I don’t think it is banned. It’s Just a case. I try my best to make tattoo for my customers that’s enough to think about at the moment.

What’s the most challenging subject for you and why?
Ther are no challenging subjects. I would like to make my tattoo look solid like fresh tattoo for at least 30-40 years. I’ve seen my master ‘s artworks: they was like that and they still are solid.

From when you started, how has the business evolved in your country?
It’s been getting better and better.

Machines (rotary or coil), Tebori (hand tools) or both? What’s your choice? Why?
I had been working by hand (line, color, shading) for the first five or six years. But now I’ve been using machine (coil machine) for the outline only, since last 10 years. I do everything else by hand. Using machine for outlining is faster than tebori. Also I can make it cleaner!… I can make it clean by hand as well, but it takes much longer. I care about the time of my customers. I can make the color and shading solid. And I actually have almost no experience with machine for color and shading.

Follow Bunshin Horitoshi on Instagram: @bunshinhoritoshi


Female figure in Japanese folklore @parione 9 gallery, Roma by Manekistefy

Dopo il successo di Dusseldorf, il format della mostra curata da Manekistefy rientra nei confini nazionali.
Il 15 Settembre, infatti, ci sarà l’inaugurazione della mostra intitolata “Female figures in Japanese folklore” presso il Parione 9 di Roma dove potrete ammirare una serie di originali, dipinte dalla Nostra Manekistefy, contenenti le figure femminali della tradizione e del folklore giapponese secondo l’immaginario e lo stile pittorico unico di Manekistefy.
Nella cultura occidentale l’idea della donna orientale è spesso, se non sempre, legata alla figura della Geisha. Nella tradizione giapponese invece essa può incarnare distinte personalità: eroina, guerriera, maga, strega o divinità. Tutti questi aspetti sono ben visibili nel corpus delle opere esposte, come ad esempio la Kannon Bosatsu, dea della grazia e della compassione e Benzaiten, protettrice delle arti.
Le radici della raffigurazione femminile in Giappone sono molto antiche e strettamente legate alle religioni dello shintoismo e del buddhismo. Essa
simboleggia l’anello di congiunzione tra l’uomo e la natura e trasmette all’universo forza e passione.
Female figure in japanese folklore conclude così un percorso iniziato a gennaio 2017 con la mostra personale Dragons di Crez, che analizzava un’immagine in particolare dello horimono: il drago. Crez e Manekistefy, compagni nel lavoro e nella vita, entrambi dell’Adreanlink Tattooing di Marghera, focalizzano il loro lavoro e la loro ricerca nella diffusione e nella conoscenza del mondo orientale.

Una tappa fondamentale e obbligatoria per tutti gli amanti della cultura giapponese.
Quindi se siete di Roma o se siete nei paraggi non perdetevi questa occasione!


ADRENALINK TATTOOING 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY BOAT PARTY

20 anni e non sentirli!

Per festeggiare abbiamo fatto un mega party in un galeone che ha solcato le acque della laguna veneziana!

Una ciurma di pirati mai vista, amici conosciuti in oltre vent’anni di lavoro, collaborazioni e condivisione di qualsiasi tipo di situazione riuniti tutti insieme per una di quelle feste che entrerà nei memoriali della nostra (e speriamo della vostra) storia!

L’intera crew di Adrenalink si è spesa anima e corpo per fare di questo ventennale qualcosa di unico, i dj hanno spaccato i culi, shocca e le sonorità bom-bap della golden age ci hanno fatto saltare in aria come molle: insomma Adrenalink rules again!

Grazie di cuore a Crez e a Manekistefy per tutto quello che hanno costruito in questi anni e grazie a tutti i nostri amici per essere stati presenti in barca come nel nostro percorso!

Qui siamo ancora tutti gasati e siamo ancora pieni di bombe a mano da sganciarvi quindi restate connessi che non finisce qui…

BIG UP per ADRENALINK!

BIG UP per tutti voi!

Quello che segue è la prima parte del reportage fotografico della festa (mille grazie al fotografo Pierpaolo Maso)


ORARIO ESTIVO solo per il mese di AGOSTO

Nell’augurarvi buone vacanze vi ricordiamo che Adrenalink non chiude e che ad Agosto seguiremo il seguente orario facendo walk-in e custom tattoo:

Lun: Chiuso
Mart – Sab: 12,00 – 20,00
Dom: Chiuso

Lo staff di Adrenalink!

  • Scritto il 26 luglio 2017 alle 16:02 da Kaya
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Crez interviews Horimomo

I’ve met Horimomo some years ago in Tokyo and I loved his works at the first sight. He is a very humble person, with a great talent and lots of dedication. Horimomo lives and works in Tokyo, but he is a globetrotter. We’ve seen each other in New York, London, and Catania just to name a few places, but the list goes on and on. Make sure to follow his Instagram profile @horimomo to keep an eye close on this amazing artist and craftman.

When and how did you get started in tattooing?
I started the apprenticeship from the person I was getting tattooed at that time, in the year 2000.

How long did it take to get the first proper results?
After about two years of apprenticeship, in 2002, I became a professional tattoo artist.

Do you consider painting a part of your learning process?
Yes, I do. Same as the other tattoo artists, I’d draw what customers request and other times I’d draw what I like to paint.

Before you’ve started tattooing were you involved in any subculture?(punk , dark, metal, rock and roll, rap…)
I like music, but I wasn’t involved in any musical environment.

If you have to pick three tattoo artists that inspire your work who would you mention and why?
It’s so hard to pick three, but: Horikyo, Bunshin-Horitoshi, and Yozin. They are great artists and amazing human beings, always so nice to other people

From when you started, how has the business evolved in your country?
I don’t know about the tattoo business in Japan in general. For myself, it’s about the same since I started.

Machines (rotary or coil),Tebori (hand tools) or both? What’s your choice? And why?
I use a machine for outlining, shading and coloring are tebori. Until the year 2007, I was doing tebori for outlining. But for outlining machines can make it faster and clean so I switched it.

Can you list a top five of your favorite visual artists of all eras? What is attractive of their work in your opinion?
Toyokuni III, Kuniyoshi, and Kyosai: I use their artworks as a reference. And then: Salvador Dali and M.C. Escher, because I just simply like them.

How do you feel about the “ban” of tattooing in Japan?
Historically, ban of tattooing has been there so it’s not just started now. This is just the way it is.

What’s the most challenging subject for you and why?
All and every subjects is challenging for me.

Thanks for answering!


Aqua Alta Brewery x Adrenalink Tattoo: nuova collabo!

Vi avevamo promesso un anno di novità devastanti e, talvolta, insolite ed è proprio da questi presupposti che è nata la collaborazione con i fioi della brewery Aqua Alta!

In occasione dell’uscita della nuova birra “Aqua Alta”, “Goldoni”, una golden ale fresca e beverina, abbiamo deciso insieme a loro di unire le forze e buttare fuori una edizione limitata per Adrenalink: solo 100 bottiglie con label personalizzata dedicata al ventesimo anniversario di Adrenalink targata Kaya.

Nell’etichetta ci sono le caricature, in chiave tradizionale giapponese, delle due colonne portanti dello studio: Crez e Manekistefy.

Per appassionati della birra, del tatuaggio o semplici collezionisti di rarità questo è il pezzo giusto per voi!

La bottiglia (33cl) Goldoni limited edition x Adrenalink la potrete acquistare presso il pub “La Birretteria” a Mirano.

https://www.google.it/maps/place/La+Birretteria/

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Continuate a seguirci perché le sorprese non finiscono qui!

For more info check out our social pages!

Txt by Matteino

Pics by Kaya

  • Scritto il 10 giugno 2017 alle 18:39 da Kaya
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Horihide Rest in Peace, in memory of the master

Hideo Kakimoto aka Horihide, died 21st of April 2017 at the age of 88.

He was one of the most prolific and talented traditional tattoo artist of Japan.

He’s style is recognizable from miles away and have inspired tattooers from around the world.

He was a strong person, very determinated, very professional, he had worked on his paintings and tattoos ‘til the end, an example for all of us.

I was lucky to meet him and get tattooed by him, the following interview was done by me , Shion & Rico some years ago, the word of Sensei Horihide inspire my life as well as the life of many fellow tattooers, he will be missed, hope his example of dedication will keep inspiring this generation of tattooers.

Ciao Sensei, you are my hero.

Where and when have you been born ?
I was born on January 1st of 1929, in Tsurumaki town, Setagaya area in Tokyo, as second son of Seitaro(father) and Teru(mother). My father worked in the Imperial Household, forestry agency at the time, my brother was a student of Nihon University and my younger brother was a little kid.

Tell us something regarding the environment where you grew up, your area, the war , and what happen to you when you were kid, try to focus on what drive your interest in tattooing.
When I was a child I lived in Tokyo, and moved to Yokosuka when I was on elementary school. I started to get interest in tattooing when I was 20 years old, after the War.
I started tattooing around 1951, I was 22 years old.

Did you have a master or do you learn by yourself ?
I was influenced by 2nd Horiuno and 2nd Horigoro but I learned by myself.

Did you have contact with other tattooers at the beginning of your career?
I had contact with 2nd Horigoro and 3rd Horigoro from Tsukishima in Tokyo when they came to Yokosoka to tattoo on foreign people. they both already died. and also Horitoyo from Yokohama who started to use tattoo machine at the same time I did, with whom I had a close friendship and learned together. He also died  already.

Who tattooed you and when? What did you get on you?
I have  dragons both arms, shichibu(7/10) of length, by Yaneguma san from Nabeya Yokocho in Tokyo. and my back peace is Omandala ( a Buddhism prayer surrounded by a dragon) by Yokohama Horigin. He’s already dead.

How was being a tattooer in the end of the 40′s in Japan?

Around 1950, because of Korean war, there was United Nations force and also was many sailors in town because of that there was maybe 10 tattooist coming here at the time. That was a difficult time with not so much work so that was a good chance to work. I’m very thankful for that.

Have you got contact in that period with tattooers from overseas?

I had a little contact with Pinky Yun, when he used to work in Yokosuka. I heard he’s now working in America.

You grew up a style that is recognizable from everyone-else , which are the print artists and the painters that influence you the most?

As tattooists, 2nd Horiuno and 2nd Horigoro. I always used Hokusai and Kuniyoshi artworks as a source of study.

How do you approach to the study of Japanese tattooing? Do you draw with reference in front of you, do you prefer use reality as a reference….. try to explain your way of learning.

I studied the work of the previous generation of tattoists and reproduced Hokusai and Kuniyoshi artworks, I also add my own arrangement and redraw them few times till i reach to a point that I felt satisfied. I think the more we draw, more we learn.

How many bodysuit you think you did during this 60 years?

Backpiece and sleeves with background about 500 people, maybe 10% of that are “munewary”, and 6 or 7 people have full body suits.

Have you got any preference on the subjects, there’s something you like to do more than other, there’s something you don’t like to do?

I like titles that are easy to recognize even for ordinary people, for example popular titles of Kabuki plays.

Do you have apprentices?

they all independent now, but when they were around me they were apprentices.

Are you still tattooing and painting?

Yes, I still tattoo , and I’ve been painting all of this time as well.

Your ideas are a reference to a lot of tattooers world wide, people interested in the real roots of Japanese tattooing, why do you think you work make a so strong impact on other tattooers and customers, what is the point of force in your works?

I think if keep drawing everyday using Kuniyoshi and Hokusai, little by little everyone can develop his own style.

What do you think about modern tattooing in japan?

I started at first doing just tattoos (not traditional Japanese motifs), and at the time Japanese people really didn’t look at them. I think even though nowadays after get a few small tattoos, Japanese costumers end up moving towards traditional Japanese direction. Traditional Horimono have a very different taste from modern tattooing.


Horimono in Venice

Oggi post amarcord per il nostro blog.
Estate 2015, il celebre fotografo e tatuatore nordeuropeo Senju Horimatsu, viene a trovarci in studio per sviluppare una collaborazione con Crez.
Ne nascono una serie di scatti unici che uniscono la bellezza degli horimono di Crez all’occhio poetico del fotografo contestualizzati in una cornice rara quanto speciale come solo può essere la città di Venezia.
Oggi finalmente a distanza di due anni abbiamo deciso di fare una pubblicazione con tutto il materiale raccolto.
Qui vi mostriamo una piccola anteprima con tre scatti inediti di cui due di questi verranno usati nell’annuario del tatuaggio italiano per celebrare i 20 anni di Adrenalink!
For more info check out our social pages!

text: Matteino
pics: Senju Horimatsu


RIO X LOBSTER

Oggi siamo orgogliosi di presentarvi questa prima collabo, anticipazione della collezione per il Fall Winter 17/18, tra Rio e, tenetevi forte, LOBSTER.
Questa coach jacket, dal sapore working class, è stata realizzata in appena 4 esemplari (2M e 2L). Color burgundy presenta 2 patch targate Rio interamente ricamate e fustellate. Le toppe sono posizionate sul front e sul back.
Questo featuring rappresenta la voglia sempre maggiore, da parte del brand trevigiano, di creare collaborazioni attente con i migliori esponenti della tattoo art italiana e non solo.
Nel frattempo non potete perdervi questa bomba a mano, quindi assicuratevi di fare l’ordine quanto prima seguendo il link sottostante e restate connessi per i prossimi aggiornamenti riguardo a questa collaborazione al tritolo!

http://rioadrenalink.bigcartel.com/

Inoltre sul nuovo numero di SALADDAYS magazine troverete una breve intervista della collaborazione tra RIO (adrenalink) e Jeppy (lobster)

For more Info check out our social pages!

Txt by Matteo, Pic by Kaya.

  • Scritto il 29 aprile 2017 alle 17:06 da Kaya
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“DRAGONS” solo show by CREZ at SENASPACE(NYC)

Senaspace (NY) in collaborazione con Adrenalink (Venezia) e Parione9 GALLERY (Roma) presenta:
“DRAGONS” la personale di Massimiliano “CREZ” Freguja
Apertura il 4 Maggio 2017
A PARTIRE DALLE ORE 6pm
“DRAGONS” Workshop
Il 5° Maggio
A PARTIRE DALLE ORE 5
In occasione della mostra “DRAGONS” che si terrà a New York presso la galleria SENASPACE il 4 MAGGIO dalle 6 P. M., il giorno dopo,  5 Maggio, Crez presenta un “DRAGONS”workshop dedicato a chi vuole migliorare la sua abilità nel disegno di questo complesso soggetto.
Il workshop consisterà nella realizzazione di un Drago dalla testa alla coda:
- Design e sketch su carta con la matita;
- realizzazione di un progetto finale su carta o Ipad.
Disegneremo assieme ogni parte del drago, fino alla composizione finale.
Porta la tua attrezzatura per disegnare, sketchbook , IPad, pennarelli, matite o pennelli .
ATTENZIONE, solo 5 persone possono partecipare al workshop.
Per informazioni, prenotazioni e prezzi invia un’e-mail a:

das@senaspace.com o
appts@senaspace.com
O potete chiamare in studio
+1 212-966-5151
Oggetto: Drago workshop

Sito web:
http://www.senaspace.com/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/senaspacetattoo/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/senaspace/

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Artista Bio:
Massimiliano “Crez” Freguja è nato nel 1976 a Venezia (Italia) dove tuttora risiede.
Autodidatta, si è avvicinato alla disciplina dei graffiti all’età di 15  anni.
Tatuatore a partire dal 1993, nel 1997 ha fondato Adrenalink tattooing a Marghera, dove tutt’ora svolge la sua attività di tatuatore assieme a sua moglie Stefania “MANEKISTEFY” Cagnin.
Nel 2001 ha deciso di dedicare tutto il suo lavoro sulla ricerca dell’ “Horimono policromatico giapponese”. Crez è uno dei pionieri del tatuaggio tradizionale giapponese in Europa. Lavora nel suo studio a Marghera, (ADRENALINK TATTOOING) nel quartiere della classe operaia di Venezia.

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/crez_adrenalink/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004261269144
Sito web:
http://www.adrenalinktattoo.com/

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Senaspace (NY) in collaboration with Adrenalink (Venice Italy) And Parione 9 gallery (Rome Italy) present the exhibition
“Dragons” by Crez.
Opening May the 4th 2017
from 6pm

Workshop with the artist
May the 5th
from 5pm
In occasion of the exhibition “Dragons” that will be helded in New York at the Senaspace Art Gallery on the 4th of May at 6 p.m., the next day, the 5th of May, Crez present a “workshop” dedicated to those who wants to improve his/her skills in the drawing of this complex subject and its applications in the tattoo field.

The workshop will consist in the realization of a dragon project from start to finish:

- design and sketch on paper with pencil;
- realization of a final design on paper or iPad.

We’ll draw together each part of the subject, till the final composition.
Bring your favourite media, brush marker or iPad .
The seats are limitate to 5 participants.
For informations, bookings and price send an email to: das@senaspace.com or
appts@senaspace.com
or call
+1 212-966-5151

Object: Dragon workshop

website:
http://www.senaspace.com/
instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/senaspacetattoo/
facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/senaspace/

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Artist bio:
Massimiliano CREZ Freguja was born in 1976 in Venice (Italy) where he still resides. He is a self-taught artist and he started painting graffiti regularly at the age of 15. He is a tattoo artist since 1993. In 1997 he founded Adrenalink Tattoo Marghera the shop that he still owns with his wife Stefania “Manekistefy ” Cagnin.
In 2001 he decided to dedicate his work and research exclusively to “horimono”: the Japanese polychromatic full body tattoo. With more than 2 decades on the field of tattooing, Crez is one of the pioneers of Japanese style tattooing in Europe. He works in his studio in Marghera, the working class neighborhood of Venice.
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/crez_adrenalink/
facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004261269144
website:
http://www.adrenalinktattoo.com/



  • Scritto il 22 aprile 2017 alle 17:30 da Kaya
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