This unique concept was born out of a combination of Horitomo’s two great passions in life- tattoos and cats. The word Monmon is a Japanese term for tattoo and the term Monmon Cats was perfect to describe his tattooed cat art. “Since the publication of his book, Monmon Cats, we have been making prints, apparel and other merchandise and strive to uphold the high quality standard exhibited in his art.”
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. He has done extensive design work for Sega Game Systems and has also exhibited at the Asian Art Museum San Francisco as well as the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.
He is the author of two books; Monmon Cats and Immovable.