Jess Yen Family 彫顔一門
Andy "Horitran" played a vital role in the establishment of My Tattoo Huntington Beach California in 2013, where he helped build and develop the studio. His dedication and talent in the art of tattooing led to him being bestowed with the title "Horitran" by his mentor and founder of Horiyen Ichimon, Horiyen (Jess Yen), in 2007. This distinction marked him as the first Vietnamese American to receive such an honor, highlighting his exceptional skills and commitment to his craft.
Horitran embarked on his tattooing journey in 2003 in the Bay Area, California. Seeking to refine his skills, he pursued a re-apprenticeship at the renowned My Tattoo studio in Alhambra, known worldwide for its expertise and artistry. During his time there, he dedicated countless hours, sacrificed sleep, and spent years training rigorously to master both the use of electrical tattoo machines and the traditional handpoke technique known as tebori.
As an internationally recognized artist, Horitran has garnered numerous awards for his exceptional work. His artistic talent shines through in the diverse body of work he has created, adorning people from various backgrounds across the globe. Through his art, Horitran embodies his genuine passion and love for the craft, creating unique and meaningful tattoos for individuals from all walks of life.
Beyond his achievements in the tattooing world, Horitran's true passion lies in researching Vietnamese history and culture. He has dedicated the past few decades to exploring and understanding his heritage, with the goal of showcasing its beauty to people worldwide. Through his work, he aspires to inspire future generations and contribute to the promotion and popularization of Vietnamese-influenced art.
With his remarkable skills, unwavering dedication, and commitment to preserving and sharing Vietnamese culture, Andy "Horitran" continues to leave a lasting impact in the world of tattooing and beyond.