As seen in Bejing

Samskin from SkinLabel Tattoo Studio in Singapore took this photo at this year’s Bejing, China tattoo convention.

This entry was posted in ModBlog and tagged , , by Shannon Larratt. Bookmark the permalink.

About Shannon Larratt

Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

13 thoughts on “As seen in Bejing

  1. This is why I don’t want to get my thighs tattooed. It’s nice, but it invariably forces one to wear speedos.

  2. hahahahaha
    if the number on the side of his head (139119…) is what I think it is, this guy is my hero. alllll over china you see cellphone numbers (like that one) painted on walls, buildings, lamp posts, or any other man made structure. they’re EVERYWHERE, its really one of the strangest things ive seen. but oh thats funny that he tattooed it on his head.

  3. I’m not too sure about the body tattoos, individually they look good but I don’t like how they’ve been done to be easily covered by shirt/shorts – Especially as he has face tats. Kinda ruins the overall effect…

  4. am I the only one who thinks (some of) the facial/head stuff aren’t tattoos?
    that phone # for example looks like it’s drawn on with a marker pen… maybe it’s his studio #

  5. Just wanted to point out that it’s actually spelled “Beijing”. Cheers!

  6. Moss9
    There is a tradition in China which has spread across the far east in general for ‘body suit’ tattoos. Tattooing was outlawed for a good deal of Chinese history, so those who got tattoos faced public castigation or worse if they were discovered with marks upon their bodies. As a result of the strict penal code surrounding tattoos a rich and diverse culture of body suit tatooing grew – any area of skin covered by clothing worn in public would be inked in the most gloriously complex styles, and yet when walking down the street the wearer would look ‘normal’ and above reproach. It is often under the tightest controls that artistic flare shines most brightly.
    What’s interesting about this man is he has very traditional elements of a body suit – the shorts and pectoral/arm pieces, and some very modern takes on tattooing all jumbled up together, perhaps not alway cohesively, but certainly interesting to look at.
    Hope that helps you get an understanding of a different cultural perspective on tattooing. :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>