Earlier today we took a look at the color and black/greyscale works of Joey Pang from Tattoo Temple in Hong Kong. In part 2, we’re going to be showcasing her calligraphy work, which makes up a large portion of the images she shared with BME.
At times the Kanji tattoo has suffered from a stigma within the modified community. To many it represents a snap decision made by college students picking a symbol from a wall of flash, that may or may not be a correct translation. However this is not always the case, especially in instances where the script is done extremely well.
With Joey’s work you can see how her philosophy of tattoos being a custom tailored suit of clothing really comes out. The works below show how well she can take what could be a simple character tattoo, and turn it into something bold and striking, that fits the subject perfectly. In all honesty at first glance some of these images appeared to me to be done with paintbrush and black paint, but that was just the illusion created by Joey’s techniques. This first image is a prime example of just how well she is able to capture the essence of painted script onto a person, making it part of their body.
As with the last post, there are a few more images after the clickthrough. I highly encourage you to take a look as some of these images are breathtaking.
These again are just a small sample of the works that you can find by Joey in the tattoo galleries. Her calligraphy tattoos can be found in the lettering gallery, the Kanji gallery, and the oriental-style gallery. If you’re having problems seeing the entire galleries, make sure that you’re logged into your BME account. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for a free account at any time.
That’s it for the two post look at the works of Joey Pang. I just want to extend a thank-you to her for sharing her works with us at BME.