Tattoos get personal

Tattoo artist Donald Kwek (left) specialises in customised Oriental designs while Mr Jon Lim (above) is known for illustrative blackwork (right) - a tattoo style with designs characterised by bold, black shading.
Tattoo artist Donald Kwek (above) specialises in customised Oriental designs while Mr Jon Lim is known for illustrative blackwork - a tattoo style with designs characterised by bold, black shading.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Tattoo artist Donald Kwek (left) specialises in customised Oriental designs while Mr Jon Lim (above) is known for illustrative blackwork (right) - a tattoo style with designs characterised by bold, black shading.
Tattoo artist Donald Kwek specialises in customised Oriental designs while Mr Jon Lim (above) is known for illustrative blackwork - a tattoo style with designs characterised by bold, black shading.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
Tattoo artist Donald Kwek (left) specialises in customised Oriental designs while Mr Jon Lim (above) is known for illustrative blackwork (right) - a tattoo style with designs characterised by bold, black shading.
Tattoo artist Donald Kwek specialises in customised Oriental designs while Mr Jon Lim is known for illustrative blackwork (above) - a tattoo style with designs characterised by bold, black shading.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

The third edition of the Singapore Ink Show kicks off as tattoos lose their stigma and more people eye artistic, customised designs

American tattoo artist Dillon Forte recalls a "really chill" experience he had in October when he tattooed a hand-drawn geometric design on a client.

The 32-year-old speaks nonchalantly about how he inked Australian actor Chris Hemsworth in Morocco, where the celebrity had been filming the latest Men In Black movie.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2019, with the headline 'Tattoos get personal'. Print Edition | Subscribe