Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ser Young, 29, Art Director

'I love music; I started learning the guitar when I was young. The heart represents my love for music while the numbers 47 is a verse from the Bible. The three drops mean blood, sweat and tears and all these illustration is based on a French artist Mcbess' work'

Lynda Chean, 28, Business Owner of Pink Tattoos

'This tattoo is a favorite because my dad's friend gave it to me. This teddy is from the States and it's a Gund brand!

Another one is this laundry line. I got it after my dad passed away; you know, tattoos don't have to be morbid. This line has the clothes my dad used to wear: white shirt and jeans.'

Ed's note: Congrats to Lynda and Su Keats on the grand launch of Pink Tattoos Telawi

Su Keats, 33, Business Owner of Wheel Love Skate Shop

"My favorite film is Top Gun, so here's my Top Gun sleeve. Who doesn't like Top Gun?

I'm always scribbling things on my arm with a pen and one day someone said why don't you turn it into a tattoo? Ah brilliant idea!'

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Chi Too, artist, rebel


"My tattoo is derived from the orang ulu tree of life motif."

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Guest artiste Kosta in Kuala Lumpur

I've been getting a lot of questions about where and who does my 'dreamer' tattoo and it's no surprise as his workmanship is detailed. You can tell a shoddy job when the line is coarse and the image is 'emboss', almost like it's floating above the surface.

Look for Kosta at Zoo Body Art this February 1st onwards. Or check in with Frankie Ng, the owner of Zoo Body Art to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lina, 33, co-owner of Borneo Ink


"I've a tattoo on Hobbes, because I am allergic to cats and monkeys, because I like them! I guess the tattoos explain I'm a crafts kinda person and they are a reminder of a lot of things."

Photos by Chee Minh

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Skye of Morcheeba


I met Skye, the lead singer of the group Morcheeba, at Sunburst 2009. Back at that time, I had a rough idea of what I wanted The Tattoo Diary to be; a collection of stories, written by people with tattoos. Of course it was rather difficult to compile this, and Skye was the first and the last person I had her written about her tattoo. With the years passed, I totally forgot about this until one of her songs came on the radio. The picture of her posing with her tattoo on her arm, I suspect, was left in my old computer back at hot magazine. Still, this was a rather gold moment I'd like to remember.