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.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A distance of leap


"We are all at risk of something. Of ending up exactly where we began, of failing to imagine and find and know and actualize who we could be. The only difference is the distance of the leap" - Dear Sugar The Distance of Leap
I've written to two magazines to express my interest in contributing (for free) the stories and photographs about The Tattoo Diary but one said I was polarising people with tattoos whilst the other had no space for feature. I'm not deterred; I just need to get the right medium, at the right time and place.