tattooing since 2009 - private studio


"Horisu.be" is the private tattoo-studio of Vanessa (彫巣) Van de Voorde. All tattoos are done in Japanese style.

Drawing, sketching & painting have been Vanessa's passions since childhood. From the age of 15 on she chose to attend art school Saint-Lucas in Ghent. She graduated with a high school degree of visual arts. Next she obtained a masters' degree of “audiovisual arts, option animation” (KASK, school of arts, HoGent). Around 2005 the interest in tattoos started – first as an eager customer, and since 2009 as a tattooist herself.

In March of 2010 Vanessa's own studio opened: “Toryumon Tattoo” in Ghent. The studio evolved throughout the years. The shop space in the Kortrijksepoortstraat was a large & open store. There were fixed opening hours, everyone could drop by, and tattoos of many styles got done. In the big backroom there was a Japanese martial arts studio as well as shingon buddhist meditation classes.

In July 2016 the studio moved to a smaller space. Still in Ghent, but away from the low- emission zone. In 2021 Vanessa was granted permission from Horiyoshi III to use the name "Hori Su (彫巣)". "Hori" means "to carve" but is also used as "tattooist". "Su" means "Nest", which has been Vanessa's nickname for several decades. The earlier names of the tattoo-studio (successively toryumon, kuroneko, and hakutaku) all disappeared in the end.

The studio can still be reached by public transport. The correct address is only given via mail.