One of the hardest working tattoo artists, Chris Trevino, is an undisputed king of this skill, popularly known for his talent of covering more square feet of skin in the past 2 decades than anyone else can just imagine.
He is passionate about traditional Japanese bodysuits and his work depicts it clearly. Moreover, he has been putting all his effort in this regard and even visited and worked in Japan too, to get a closer view and insight of their art.
He has been in this field for more than 20 years and own Perfection Tattoo in Austin. According to him, he was introduced to this art accidently by coming across a catalog. His unique mastering of the Japanese art has earned him a huge fan following mainly based in the U.S and Japan. He is known by his nick Horimana. The nickname developed after he studied under the legendary master Horiyoshi III for five straight years. Hori means engraver, a term that has been derived from woodblock printmakers.
God and Warriors is a spectacular retrospective collection of some of the most favorite bodysuits of Chris’s career.
According to Chris, he learnt Japanese without belonging to the country and the nation and it was something like starting from scratch – an absolute zero. But his years of hard work, practice, learning and travelling has made him master the skill perfectly and better than any native of that land.
Hailing from Texas, Chris surely understood his tattoo abilities in the mid 90s and it was then when he developed his enthusiasm for Japanese tattoo topics. The most surprising aspect is his sheer excellence to cover vast areas and maintain the neatness and skill in the same way while tattooing the assigned pattern with brilliance and ease. He is the most focused and determined artists called as ‘The Machine’ by his mates for his adept approach and unparalleled talent.
He is known for taking a narrative and turning it into a design and basically, a masterpiece in no time. The customer picks a narrative and then it is Chris’s job to develop a patter, the royal crests, the design and all the minute details to finally end up with a complete bigger picture. His detailed, full-body illustrations are something that couldn’t be copied or even reciprocated by anyone else in the industry so far and this is what that makes him stand apart from others – higher and taller.
He uses a regular coil machine for his work. It is said that the longest it took him with any tattoo is 10 years however; any other routine pattern is usually completed in a few sessions. The pain experienced during the procedure is called as relative and temporary by Chris and he marks it a momentarily feeling that goes away later and keeps no real grounds rather makes one stronger and accomplished.
His classic designs and intricate patterns are causing his fan following to grow and as a result, his artwork is getting popularity across the world.