Wednesday, 13 November 2013

"In The Chair" with Lion Fahy, Out of Step Tattoo

After going for way too long without any new videos, we've finally put together the 3rd installment of our "In The Chair" video series...  our guest artist for this video is Lionel Fahy, Out of Step Tattoo.

Lionel was in Singapore for a few short days and we are very thankful that he took the time to speak to us about his thoughts on life, ink and sharing his unique art style with us, and our followers. This video is long overdue, and we promise it won't take as long for our next video to be made.  :)




If you would like to check out more of Lionel's work and find out what he's up to, visit his page here.

See you soon and keep with the ink.


Monday, 1 July 2013

"COLOURS, NEEDLES and STORIES" Music Video


A song about ink, called "Colours, Needles and Stories" by Singaporean Singer Songwriter, Jonathan Leong.

This video features many Artists and Tattoo studios in Singapore. Watch the credits to find out who!
The song is available for download from www.jonleong.com




Thursday, 27 June 2013

Preview: "Colours, Needles & Stories" a song about ink.

There's gonna be a song about ink called "Colours, Needles and Stories. with what looks like a killer video to boot. It's gonna be released 1 July 2013 and we will share it here for sure!



Check out out the singer songwriter's blog to see the behind the scenes to the song.
There are two posts to it.
Part 1 and Part 2.

Colours Needles and Stories

"Colours Needles and stories
Memories I’d like to keep
Forever close to my heart now
Always following me

Pictures people and troubles I meet
Fables I’d like to believe
Inking reminders I keep on my journey

Whatever the shade of our skin
No matter the tools in our hands
However big our burdens be
Everyone needs to be free

Pictures people and troubles I meet
Fables I’d like to believe
Inking reminders I keep on my journey
There’s some things in this life I try to forget
These markings on me keep me going
Every man dies but not all men live
The road’s been long in the lion city
But they’re all the pieces of me

Oh I want to remember
Oh I I need them close
Oh life I know is for the living
But there’s some things on my road I’ll want the same

Pictures people and troubles I meet
Fables I’d like to believe
Inking reminders I keep on my journey
There’s some things in this life I try to forget
These markings on me keep me going
Every man dies but not all men live
The road’s been long in the lion city
But they’re all the pieces of me"

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

"Tattoo Double Time": Rockabilly Skull


"Tattoo Double Time"

Lion City Tattoo is proud to bring you the first of a brand new Lion City Original series "Tattoo Double Time". Tattoos don't magically happen in a few minutes. It takes a lot of time to complete a finished piece. Our  "Tattoo Double Time" series will bring you the best... but much faster. Enjoy!



Artist: Elvin Yong from Elvin Tattoo, Singapore.


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Directed & Produced by Jonathan Leong (www.jonleong.com) for lioncitytattoo.com

Copyright: Triad Bones (2012).
All  Commercial Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Singaporean Humour: Shiok!

Every country has an expression that is uniquely theirs. Well, in Singapore, when you say "Shiok", it's the equivalent of 'Satisfyingly, pleasurably, awesome..''.

Here's some simple ways of using the term-

SHIOK
Originally a Malay exclamation, but now a universal Singaporean expression denoting extreme pleasure or the highest quality.
1. “This char kway teow is damn shiok, man!”
2. “I ate the char kway teow until damn shiok.”  







This piece was done by a tattooist in training, Kiat. Inked on training skins. Love the idea and the humour behind this. LOL!


Friday, 3 August 2012

Flying the Flag: Sylvester Stallone

Flying the Flag: Sylvester Stallone

Action movie Icon: 'Sly' Sylvester Stallone, all tatted up.


The "Italian Stallion", brainchild and star of the 'Rocky' series and the 'Rambo' series has gotten some serious ink in the recent years. What took him so long? The tough guy shows off lots of his ink in project "the Expendables".

He's got some serious artists in his corner, thank goodness for that, many of the big names in entertainment have some really questionable ink. Sly has work from ink masters like Mike Devries, Mario Barth and Jeff Gogue. Many gossip magazines have been very unkind to Sly's ink calling it overdoing it and a middle age crisis on his sagging skin. Well, we think his ink looks just great.


Sly (Centre) and Jeff Gogue (L)




Sly got the portrait of his wife, Jennifer Flavin as a tenth wedding anniversary commemoration on his right shoulder and it has a bunch of roses and names of his 3 children. The Tiger was added later on. This action star sure can take colour work. It's Bright!
Mike Devries work on Sly's Right shoulder
Mike Devries posing with Sly and his work.
Sly with wife, Jennifer Flavin and their 3 girls.

Sly getting work by Mario Barth.
Sly's Left Shoulder by Mario Barth
Here's the new exclusive trailer to "Expendables 2" Looks really cool.


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Old School Traditional: Joe Wang

The beauty of the old school traditional ink style is all about bold, bright colours, thick clean lines and simple, metophorical imagery. The simplicity in this style of tattooing is it's beauty. It's much harder to execute than one would think. 

Old School/ Traditional Tattoos
Artist: Joe Wang, 8 Volts Tattoo Studio, Singapore.


Native American Girl Tattoo



Panther Head with Rose Tattoo



Skull with Rose Tattoo


Hourglass with Wings and Roses


Anchor Tattoo


photos courtesy of the artist

Friday, 20 July 2012

Japanese Mayor vs. Tattoos



The mayor of Osaka, Japan, Toru Hashimoto has waged "war" on bureaucrats that wore tattoos. The ex lawyer/ Tv personality has implemented a mandatory survey that demanded that all public employees, including teachers "confess" if they were tattooed. From a compulsory survey of more than 32000 workers, 113 bureaucrats and 10 of 17000 teachers admitted to having tattoos. The Osaka survey asked employees to disclose both visible and concealed tattoos. They were also required to detail what the subject matter was and how long they had had them. 

This crackdown was initiated because a welfare officer "made co-workers very uncomfortable" by showing up to work regularly in a T-shirt, which revealed a shoulder tattoo. The city, in reaction to the mayors survey is now considering relegating the tattooed bureaucrats away from positions that require daily interaction with members of the public to a “behind-the-scenes” role. There are also talks about making the ink slingers either remove the tattoos or find new jobs in the private sector.

Friday, 13 July 2012

"In The Chair" with Nicckuhori

Lion City Tattoo Original series

"In The Chair" with Nicckuhori, Galaxy Tattoo 2, Singapore.


This second installment of "In the Chair", we speak to the main man of Galaxy Tattoo 2, Nicckuhori. Enjoy!


Vajrapani Tattoo: Augustine Nezumi

Vajrapani Tattoo- Back Piece

Artist: Augustine Nezumi, from Gimmelove Tattoo Studio 2, Singapore.



Stunning work (photo courtesy of the artist)

The Vajrapani is a deity found in many asian cultures. His name translates to "the one with lightning in his hand". He''s a symbol of the power of Buddha and is often depicted with a fiery demeanour  to the Buddha's left.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Tattoo Nation: Film Trailer

There's a new American documentary film that's getting us buzzing. Featuring some of the key pioneers (Charlie Cartwright, Jack Rudy and Freddy Negrete) in what we all have come to know as modern tattooing, this film looks to tell the story of how black and grey portrait tattoos have become such a major part of the art form today.



Thursday, 5 July 2012

Tattoos That Help Breast Cancer Survivors

Tattoo artist, Vinnie Myers changes the lives of women by tattooing hyper realistic nipples on breast cancer survivors. These tattoos help these cancer survivors move on with their lives and them bring much needed closure and joy. Art heals the world. Not guns. Tattoos save the world again.

Watch the interview of the artist and some of the women that have benefitted from his work.

(Warning, might not be safe for work, there are women's breasts in the video but portrayed in a medical environment.)