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Sunday, 27 May, 2012, 12:00am

Tattoos make a mark on students

There was a time when tattoos drew stares and universal disapproval. But they are quickly becoming part of the mainstream culture, at least on university campuses.

'I have three tattoos now - a big rose on my lower back, a bracelet inked on my wrist and a cat on my ankle,' Chen Jieyun, a second year student from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, said.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

When a tattoo was taboo

Tattoos have a long - and surprisingly complicated - history in this part of the world. Given Hong Kong's role from the mid-19th century onwards as one of the world's major ports, sailors passing through often picked up a permanent souvenir of their stay in the city.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Rick inc

As his tattoo collection grew, Montreal native Rick Genest, also known as Zombie Boy, says: 'Well, there is a lot of stigma. You usually have to fit into the square of society - they want to keep everyone kind of restricted and the same, which I obviously had a problem with. But it was also to my advantage.'

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Google frustration gives tattoo fan Alex a bright idea for a magazine

Six months ago, 23-year-old Hong Kong resident Alex Lendrum was contemplating getting a tattoo, but had no idea where to go. A Google search yielded results, but also dozens of queries from local English speakers also at a loss over where to go for some body ink.

'I realised then this city was missing a guide, and a voice, for the tattoo scene,' he said.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Think twice before inking

I am writing in response to the star letter by Chow Pak-kwan, 'A tattoo is not the sign of a criminal' (Young Post, February 17).

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

A tattoo is not the sign of a criminal

The art of tattooing has been practised for centuries worldwide. But how do you feel when you meet someone who has tattoos? That he's a bad guy from a criminal organisation? Or someone who has been in prison? Many people, especially traditionalists, feel this way.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Bubbly presenter's buzz over cuisine

Effervescence is a trait that molecular gastronomy and television personality Samantha Brown share. Both enjoy a certain buzz around town, especially when they come together.

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Aboriginals offer glimpse into island's rich cultures

Taiwan is considered one of Asia's best kept travel secrets and one of its most fascinating aspects is its aboriginal culture.

The Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines in Taipei offers one of the best introductions to the island's indigenous cultures.

4 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Blatant examples of discriminatory police profiling during searches

As two young professionals living and working in Hong Kong, my friend and I have been stopped, questioned or searched (including strip searched) by the police five times between us in a very short period.

Recently, we were stopped outside Pacific Place by three officers.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Faces of the Chin Women

Faces of the Chin Women Asia Fine Art Until Nov 24

When photographer and author Jens Uwe Parkitny first set foot in Myanmar a decade ago, he was struck by the cultural depth of the country. Then in 2001 when he went to the Chin State to trek Mount Victoria he came across a face that was to lead him back again and again - a woman with facial tattoos smoking a pipe.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Tattooist swaps skin for canvas

Tattooist Chow Pui-sze's usual canvas is human skin, but for a new exhibition at The Studio, Sze C, as she is known, decided to use canvas as her canvas. Her seven-painting display, called Mesmerizing Mermaids, opened on Friday at the Peel Street gallery and runs until Sunday.

9 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Give fugitives a fair chance

I am writing in response to the article '6,000 join hunt for prisoners on run after killing guard' (South China Morning Post, October 20). According to the report, four inmates - all serving life sentences - fled a prison in Inner Mongolia after killing a guard.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Singer hits back after weeks of tabloid gossip

Singer Louis Cheung Kai-chung (below) has had enough. After weeks of constant tabloid rumours about his wife, Kay Tse On-kay, which she has vehemently denied, he's decided to take legal action and has just launched a suit against Next Magazine. On Wednesday, Cheung's management, J.

7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Tattoo in Japan

Tattoo in Japan

by Manami Okazaki

Edition Reuss


To collect the interviews and images they needed, author Manami Okazaki and the four photographers she collaborated with for Tattoo in Japan: Traditional and Modern Styles had to make friends with some colourful characters.

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am