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This Tattoo Artist Brought Traditional Japanese-Style Tattooing to Texas

Chris Trevino combined two very different regional styles to create his own beautiful aesthetic.

by Sarah Bellman
Aug 30 2018, 6:54pm

Chris Trevino may be as Texas as they come, but his career as a tattoo artist brought him all the way to Japan to after being inspired by Horiyoshi III, the ambassador of traditional Japanese tattooing. Trevino, known as one of the most obsessive artists in the industry, spent years in the country intensely channelling his mentor's work. When he returned to the States, he combined the traditional Japanese technique with the bright, bold colors and graphics of Texas traditional tattoos to champion his own unique style.

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