Kazuaki Horitomo is a California-based tattoo artist and cat lover. His art illustrations feature the deep Japanese tradition of tebori, a technique of tattooing by hand. But with Horitomo's artwork, the artist and the customer are depicted as cats who want nothing more than to get inked in gorgeous traditional patterns.

For more artwork by Horitomo, follow him on Instagram or visit his online shop. This particular feline artwork is titled Monmon Cats, monmon being the old slang word for "tattoos" in Japanese.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.