HORISORA WORKS INSIDE THE FORMS AND MOTIFS OF THE TRADITIONAL JAPANESE TATTOO
Tebori is the traditional Japanese method of tattooing by hand that has been practiced for over 400 years in Japan. All color and shade will be done by tebori. You may choose to have your tattoo outlined by either machine or by hand. Outlining by hand will extend the time it takes to do your tattoo. If you are interested in large scale work outlined by tebori please reach out for time estimations.
ALL WORK IS DONE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
A consultation must be made before making an appointment. Exceptions are made only for those traveling long distances and those getting a small flash tattoo. No appointment is considered booked until a deposit is made.
Most work is priced by the hour. Horisora’s hourly rate is $150 in Portland Oregon. When booking work requiring more than one appointment a minimum of two hours each appointment is required but you may book up to six hours. Each hour will include a 10 min break
When traveling on guest spots rates will vary. If you have questions about the rate for specific cities please use the contact form in the bookings section to inquire.
These are minimum estimations when outlined by machine. The final time depends on the intricacy of the design, your body side, and how your skin reacts to being tattooed.
ONE POINT - A smaller single session tattoo without background such as a flash design ranging in size from approximately 4”x4” to 7”x7”. A one point can take from 2 to 6 hours.
NUKI - A singular motif without background.
Arm Nuki - Around 15 hours.
Back Nuki - More than 40 hours.
GAKU - A motif with surrounding patterns such as rocks, waves, water, waves, wind, clouds, and flowers or foliage.
Gobu Gaku - Half sleeve. Around 30 hours.
Shichibu Gaku - 7/10ths sleeve. Around 40 hours.
Tekubi Gaku - Full sleeve. Around 50 hours.
Senna Gaku - Full back. More than 70 hours.
BODYSUITS - Seamlessly connected gaku tattoos covering a large portion of the body.
Munewari - A partial bodysuit with a break of empty skin running down the middle of the chest which includes the back, half sleeves, ribs, and thighs. It will take a long time. The total hours are difficult to estimate and will vary widely depending on intricacy of the design, body size, skin temperament and frequency of appointments.
Donburi - A full body suit excluding only the face, neck, hands, and feet. It will take a long time. The total hours are difficult to estimate and will vary widely depending on intricacy of the design, body size, skin temperament and frequency of appointments.