Body art: More artists doing temporary jagua tattoos that look like the real deal

Freelance designer Jennifer Soon and illustrator Xue Enge are artists who use jagua gel – a fruit-based ink – to create semi-permanent body art similar to tattoos that, with care, can last up to two weeks.
Ms Ng See Min, 24, is one of a few artists in Singapore who use jagua ink - a temporary fruit-based ink - to design intricate body art.
Ms Ng See Min, 24, is one of a few artists in Singapore who use jagua ink - a temporary fruit-based ink - to design intricate body art.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
One of artist Ng See Min's designs using jagua gel, an organic ink made from the juice of the jagua fruit native to South America.
One of artist Ng See Min's designs using jagua gel, an organic ink made from the juice of the jagua fruit native to South America.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
(From left) Noah Lee, Christel Gan and Ellen Chee, all 21, founded @outandink in July 2017. They hire a team of 10 artists to do jagua tattooing for clients.
(From left) Noah Lee, Christel Gan and Ellen Chee, all 21, founded @outandink in July 2017. They hire a team of 10 artists to do jagua tattooing for clients.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Noah Lee, Christel Gan and Ellen Chee, all 21, show off their jagua tattoos.
Noah Lee, Christel Gan and Ellen Chee, all 21, show off their jagua tattoos.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - It once took artist Ng See Min 17 hours to complete a full-sleeve tattoo around the entire arm, featuring intricate details like a skull, roses and a bull's face.

But all that painstaking work would fade away in a matter of days.

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