Sunday, 26 July 2015

"The Monkey King" by Yin Chan

Hong Kong based tattoo artist Yin Chan was in town to visit and we managed to find some time to catch up with him.

He tattoos out of Galaxy Tattoo III back in Hong Kong and we were very lucky to have a chance to see him at work. Starting his tattoo career later in life, he certainly has progressed extremely quickly.
This Monkey King piece is a real beauty.

The story of the Monkey King, better known as Sun Wukong, is one of the most enduring Chinese literary characters, Sun Wukong has a varied background and colorful cultural history. Read more about him here at wikipedia

He's long been the subject of movies, television programmes and animation in asian entertainment and media.
Recently his popularity has increased through pop culture, he's regularly featured in video games, and Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn (Gorillaz/ Blur) decided to stage a chinese opera based on the character as well.

Here's a few Monkey King media clips for your viewing pleasure

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