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Want to party? Cover up that tattoo first, says MBS club

But MBS club does make exceptions when they are small and inconspicuous

Published on Jan 24, 2014 8:28 AM
If party-goers flash their body art while inside Genesis, they risk being banned. Bouncers turn away on average two people every party night. -- ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG

For the first time, a nightspot here is imposing a no-tattoo rule.

Dance club Genesis wants party-goers with any conspicuous tattoos to cover up if they want to be let in. And if they flash their body art while inside the Marina Bay Sands nightspot, they risk being banned.

No other clubs here have a formal rule against tattoos, though some do turn away customers with large, offensive-looking body art at their discretion.

Genesis' ban has been in place since it opened on Dec 24 at the Marina Bay Sands Crystal Pavilion, which once housed nightspot Avalon. Known for its pop-up parties, the club attracts a crowd of clubbers from the late teens to early 30s.

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From our experience, patrons discriminate and are relatively intimidated by individuals with tattoos... It is better if people suit or dress up to look sharp and still have fun and party with class.

- Mr Adonis Cordelius (right), resident DJ at Genesis and the man behind the no-tattoo idea. He, too, has to cover up both his arms.