Sunday, April 24, 2011

Frankie Ng, 31, Owner of Zoo Body Art


"I met Free Wind at a tattoo convention and he shared some ideas and inspiration on getting this tattoo, the Maoi facial jaw tattoos. It's known to give protection to people around him and I thought, that would be meaningful. On my leg/thigh, I got a Dayak/Iban design - the idea was to have my flesh surrounded by 'inverted' design. On my half body, it's a Tibetan Kabala skull, which you can see it's floating above water. Another tattoo is a koi fish design which is swimming under water - a sign for good fortune and luck."

Photographed by Chee Minh

Andy Seet Toh, Tattoo apprentice, 23


"There is a biomechanical design on my right arm and not many people have this. Another favourite tattoo of mine is the Tibetan skull Kabala, which represents a large group of Tibetans who practise a belief called 'burial of sky'. They leave the body around for vultures to eat, leaving the skulls and they take it, the remaining bone matter, for power."

Photographed by Chee Minh.