Man with full face tattoo: What have I gotten myself into?

Mr Akira Ong, who had a full face tattoo done this year, took a few days to get used to it.
Mr Akira Ong, who had a full face tattoo done this year, took a few days to get used to it.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Mr Baldwin Chew (left), tattoo artist and founder of Horikawa Tattoos, with Mr Akira Ong, tattoo artist, at Horikawa Studio on Oct 22, 2018.
Mr Baldwin Chew (left), tattoo artist and founder of Horikawa Tattoos, with Mr Akira Ong, tattoo artist, at Horikawa Studio on Oct 22, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Mr Baldwin Chew's latest face tattoo is the signature of his favourite Japanese tattoo artist Horiyoshi III, which was done last year across his left cheek.
Mr Baldwin Chew's latest face tattoo is the signature of his favourite Japanese tattoo artist Horiyoshi III, which was done last year across his left cheek.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

A person with Mr Akira Ong's short, skinny frame and mild demeanour would not often catch the eye.

But stroll down a street with him and most heads would turn for a second look, with some so fascinated, they end up staring.

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