9. Takahiro Kitamura on Tim Hendricks
My name is Takahiro Kitamura, and I’m the curator of the exhibition, and you’re looking at a dragon sleeve by Tim Hendricks. Tim Hendricks is such a great tattooer. He’s most known for his black and grey work, portraiture, his sort of chola-style girls – he builds tattoo machines – he’s just an all-around great guy. But I wanted to include this and really show that Tim’s really versatile, he can kind of work in any style he wants. So while Japanese tattooing is not his main emphasis, as you can see here, he’s obviously very good at that as well.