Hori Chyo

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Hori Chyo was a traditional Japanese tattooist in the Meiji era. According to turn of twentieth century English tattooist George Burchett, Hori Chyo had tattooed many British aristocrats, including the Duke of Clarence, the Duke of York (later, King George V), and the Czarevitch of Russia (later, Czar Nicholas II). As a result, Japanese tattoos were exported to overseas countries, and gained a reputation outside of Japan.

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