A tribal tradition that saw pubescent girls tattooed to render them ugly to marauding males is dying out. Words and pictures by Brent LewinSaturday, 3 November, 2012, 11:36pm
Inked up by the tender age of 13, tattoo artist Ami James of TLC's reality show NY Ink hasn't always been a star.
"The stereotypes attached to people who are tattooed - I've heard them all," says James.14 Sep 2012 - 9:37am
Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor
Atlantic Books (e-book)1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Peter Pilotto's spring-summer prints
Psychedelic and Indonesian inspired.
Tattoo art accessories
Jean Paul Gaultier continues to be inventive.
Gareth Pugh gets us hot under the collar.
Too tight bandage dresses27 May 2012 - 12:00am
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
American skincare brand DMK held the Asian launch of its new make-up range in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The brand's founder, American biological scientist Dr Danne Montague-King, flew in specially for the occasion.30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Keeping to one particular style can give your home a cohesive look, but sometimes going to a store that has a wide selection can help define which direction you should be going.
Indigo Living has introduced four key looks this spring, with each collection reflecting global interior design trends.6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
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
Sacred Skin: Thailand's Spirit Taboos by Tom Vater Visionary World Ltd9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
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
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
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
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 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 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