James “Horichou” Bird is a tattoo artist with over seventeen years experience, originally from Melbourne, Australia. For the past six years, James has worked in British Columbia, within the greater Vancouver area. James is currently a Vancouver, BC based tattoo artist working at Sacred Heart Tattoo, which is one of Vancouver's premier tattoo shops. James is sponsored by Good Guy tattoo supply and through his travels as a member of their team, he has had the pleasure of working with some of the best tattoo artists in Canada.
James specializes in contemporary Japanese inspired tattooing based off of traditional Irezumi motifs, but also enjoys working in a range of illustrative styles.
Outside of tattooing, James enjoys working on his other creative projects including digital painting and sculpting. James travels a lot, attending conventions across Canada as well as internationally. His home base is now Sacred Heart Tattoo in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, where you can find him tattooing Thursday to Sunday.