Meet Singapore’s Top Female Tattoo Artists
MEET SINGAPORE’S TOP FEMALE TATTOO ARTISTS
Gone are the days of negative stigma surrounding tattoos. In this post-stigma era, tattoos are celebrated and embraced as a form of art and self-expression; it tells a story, carry a memory, as a symbol of passion, a reminder, or simply something you feel strongly about.
Also gone are the days of a male dominant tattoo industry, female artists are breaking into the scene and shining bright like diamonds. Talk about girl power!
Check out these 5 female rock stars who are shaking up the scene.
WAI LENG (@FLEECIRCUS)
A commercial illustrator by training, Wai Leng’s tattooing journey began three years ago when she took on an apprenticeship with a renowned local tattoo artist. By re-learning an entire craft, Wai Leng now presents her artwork on an entirely different medium – the skin.
Wai Leng has established a niche in the industry, with clients drawn to her penchant for nature and animal-inspired designed tattoos that portray a delicate, soft and whimsical feel.
YU SHAN (@SHANSHINEDAILY)
Yu Shan is a self-professed creative who has experience with a wide range of art techniques. Particularly intrigued by drawing on skin, she knew that this was an art form that she wanted to explore.
Her experience in design, as well as being a part of printmaking art groups, has led her to experiment with minimalist, bold lines and blackwork tattoos.
Jen is a cat lover and an aspiring vet before she became an apprentice at a tattoo studio in 2011. Her love for animals translates perfectly to her craft as many of her clients approach her to ink portraits of their beloved pets, or cute animal tatts.
You know you’re in good hands with this one. Victoria’s best known for monochrome line and dot work with immense intricacies.
Having studied illustration at renowned Parsons School of Design, you can trust Victoria to come up with a myriad of creative, whimsical, playful, sticker-style designs. Think flowers growing out of a palm, a human body vase and a school bus in the woods. This girl’s bursting with creativity!
Maxine specialises in botanical tattoos with the illusion of being incredibly and intricately paper-thin, a skill like no other. It’s no surprise that this fashionable girl has made it as one of Singapore’s top female tattoo artist.
Wai Leng and Yu Shan will both be showing their craft at Ink & Cut, happening 23 and 24 June, 1 – 9pm at The Cathay.
Game for a mystery tattoo? Simply spend a minimum of $50 in the same day at any shops in The Cathay to enjoy either a free mystery tattoo by Traditions Tattoo Collective or hair tattoo by The Golden Rule Barber Co.
Visit our website for more details: thecathay.com.sg/event/ink-and-cut