NAFA alumna Lin Yu Shan (middle)
More than 160 international and local tattoo artists will take part in the inaugural Singapore Ink Show, which runs from today to Sunday. The event is the latest here to focus on tattoo art. The Singapore Tattoo Convention and Singapore Tattoo Art and Culture Show were held in 2009 and 2010 respectively. While the body ink industry is still dominated by men, female tattoo artists are no longer a rarity.
The Straits Times speaks to four local female artists who will be at the show: Anthea Tan, 26, who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Lasalle College of the Arts, Lin Yu Shan, 29, who graduated with a diploma in Visual Communication from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Lee Wai Leng, 44, who apprenticed under Lionel Ng of Traditions Tattoo Collective and Louise Ong, 33, who apprenticed under Niccku Woo of Galaxy Tattoo 2.
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