I wish I could tell the full tale behind photographing this tattoo. Fortunately the beautiful imagery Horiyasu created renders the need for written words completely unnecessary.... but I'm still going to add a few.
We photographed this undisclosed collector during one of the early Japan jumps. Then on our last trip we were asked to rephotograph his work as tattooer and collector had recently completed the suit. I've withheld the complete image (available here) but its sufficient to say that anyone who dares to look upon it will have the top of their skull shaved off by a flash of burning light. Tattoo lobotomy... I've been stupefied ever since.