“Young artists are thinking, ‘Oh, just buy a tattoo machine, I can start tattooing already.’”

Singapore’s once underground tattoo scene is now a vibrant art form, with many expressing themselves through eye-catching pieces befitting their personalities. But with the rise of social media and the influx of new talents, is the market becoming oversaturated? We sit down with five renowned local tattoo artists to unpack the effects of digitalisation on Singapore’s tattoo culture today.

This video was done in collaboration with Lion’s Gate Singapore.

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