5 Best Singapore Tattoo Studios with Most Talented Artists
April 07, 2019
Image: Imagine Tattoo Studio
Nowadays, having a tattoo has increasingly become more and more favorite to young people. While a tattoo is paired with personal meanings for some people, to others, it just means that they have a tattoo. No matter what it is, tattooing is an art.
Whether having a tattoo is your long-waited plan or just a popping up idea, you can be perfectly tattooed in Singapore. The city has some of the best tattooists to offer you an artistic creation that makes you proud of.
And with the recommended tattooing list of the five best tattoo studios in Singapore, you may find the best match for your tattooing.
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Image: Familiar Strangers Tattoo Studio
- Creating best tattoo designs: Familiar Strangers is renowned for creating the most beautiful and high quality tattoos with its talented and skilful tattooists: Glenn, Chris and Tommy.
- Providing excellent tattoo service: Familiar Strangers service is very professional. The studio follows a strict standard of hygiene as all the equipment and tools are perfectly sterilized. Brand new tattoo needles and ink caps are newly – used before every use for every customer. Also, all the tattooists here are enthusiastic and friendly; especially, Mr. Whopper Tan, the owner of the studio who has a great sense of humor, always makes customers laughing and relaxing while they are being tattooed.
- Free redoing tattoo if customer is not satisfied: You can have your tattoo redo free of charge (within 60 days) if you are not happy with any tattoo done at Familiar Strangers.
Image: Body-Decor Tattoo & Piercing
- The legend of Johnny Two Thumb is continuing: Johnny Two Thumb was a renowned pioneer tattoo artist in Singapore in the 1950s, his superb gifted tattoo skills and strong passion about tattoo had made him a famous tattooist all over the world. Today, Richard Tat, the youngest son of the late Johnny Two Thumb, continues providing outstanding tattoo services, using all the tips and tricks learnt from his father.
- Providing a full range of tattoo and piercing services: Body-Decor offers customers all kinds of tattoos and piercing services including tattooing, covering-up or re-colouring old tattoos, ear piercing, oral piercing, torso piercing and so on.
- Selling tattoo and piercing aftercare products at reasonable prices: A variety of quality and affordable aftercare items like ointment, lotion, colour guard, tattoo liquid and piercing soap are offered at the studio and on its website.
Image: Imagine Tattoo Studio
- Tattoo artist Ael, the best realism tattoo artist in Singapore: Probably one of the best realism tattooists in the world, Ael found his passion and real talent in tattooing in 2007. Since then, he has been creating plenty of wonderful tattoos, especially realism tattoos such as human faces and animal faces. Plenty of customers from many countries have engaged Ael’s tattooing services to have their body adorned with their beloved portrait. Not just great fame, Ael is friendly and humorous to make you feel comfortable and relaxed while being tattooed.
- Best studio to get inked of your idols or favourite movie characters: If you want to have a nice tattoo of David Beckham, Michael Jackson, Brad Pitt, Bruce Lee, Marilyn Monroe or Superman, Batman, The Joker and so on, Imagine Tattoo Studio is the smart choice.
Image: Alive Tattoo Studio
- Best place for getting UV tattoos: This is the main draw of Alive Tattoo Studio. Rich experience in creating UV tattoos and using high quality UV tattoo ink approved by USFDA make the studio a great place for UV tattoo service.
- Offering airbrush temporary tattoos: Alive Tattoo Studio is also a reliable destination for those who love having temporary tattoos. There is a wide range of beautiful designs for you to choose from. Airbrush tattoos are fast drying, waterproof, easy to remove and they can last from 2 to 7 days.
- Walk-in customers are welcome: Unlike other studios that require an appointment in advance, at Alive Tattoo Studio, you can visit at any time convenient to you to get a free tattoo consultation.
Image: Exotic Tattoos & Piercings
- Tattoo artist Su, the first and the best female tattooist in Singapore: Honored to be the 3rd generation of Johnny Two Thumb and well inherited tattoo skills and passion from her grandfather, Su has been providing excellent tattoo services for more than 20 years and creating hundreds of beautiful tattoos for her customers. She has been featured on many news networks in Singapore.
- Best studio for women to get tattoos and piercings: Besides Su, Exotic Tattoos & Piercings possesses some of the most skilful and well-known female tattoo and piercing artists in our island city, namely tattooist Wendy and piercer Nicol. Noticing the needs for privacy and respect of ladies, they always create a comfortable and private environment for female customers.
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I Went For Tattoo Removal In Singapore To Undo My Poor Ink Choices 10 Years Ago
How to remove a tattoo in Singapore
We all make mistakes when we’re young. For some, it’s drinking one too many shots at a bar or choosing the wrong course at university. For others – i.e., me – it’s getting a tattoo that you will come to regret 10 years later. Said tattoo happens to be on the inside of my left wrist, which means I am forced to confront the folly of my youth daily.
But while some mistakes are irreversible, tattoos are not. So when the chance came up to undergo tattoo removal at Sozo Aesthetic Clinic, I was more than happy to volunteer as tribute.
Pico Laser tattoo removal at Sozo Aesthetic Clinic
The first step of your tattoo removal journey is a consultation with Dr Justin Boey, medical director at Sozo Aesthetic Clinic. This is when he will answer all your burning questions, as well as advise on the number of sessions you will need, how much of your tattoo can be removed, and the possibility of scarring.
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There are many factors to take into consideration, such as the age, colour and placement of your tattoo, and whether you’ve had laser removal performed on the tattoo. The longer the tatt has been on your body, for example, the less ink there is and the easier it will be to remove. Black ink is also easier to treat, while colours like yellow and blue are more stubborn and resistant to removal.
What is pico laser tattoo removal?
Another factor that can impact the tattoo removal result is the type of laser used.
Sozo Aesthetic Clinic uses Lutronic PicoPlus, which is a pico laser. A pico laser is one of the most advanced and powerful tattoo removal lasers for tattoo removal.
To explain pico lasers to regular ol’ me, Dr Boey employed the apt analogy of cooking a steak: just like how you pan sear steak quickly in high heat, pico lasers ensure maximum energy delivery on the targeted area without the rest of the skin becoming “charred”.
The high powered laser beams shatter the tattoo ink particles, while ultra-short pulses ensure less damage to the surrounding skin around the tattoo. This allows for more effective results with fewer treatment sessions required.
According to Dr Boey, the use of pico lasers for tattoo removal means you can expect 80 to 90% improvement over 5 to 10 tattoo removal sessions. The most dramatic improvements can usually be seen in the first few sessions, with some of his patients experiencing up to 40 to 50% improvement after one session. Individual results may vary.
As such, at least 5 to 10 sessions – each spaced one month apart so as to allow the skin to heal – is the most optimum number of tattoo removal sessions. After that, diminishing returns kicks in and your tattoo removal process will likely reach a plateau. You can find out more about the differences in using pico laser compared to other lasers for tattoo removal here.
How painful is pico laser tattoo removal?
Even if you don’t have a tattoo, you’ve probably heard that getting a tattoo removed is excruciatingly painful. Addressing the elephant in the room, I asked Dr Boey, “How much is this going to hurt?” He reassured me that the pain level is similar to that of getting a tattoo, multiplied by the number of tattoo removal sessions.
This should be good news to those of us looking to remove a tattoo, since we clearly managed to survive the pain of getting it in the first place. Of course, pain is subjective and everyone has different levels of pain tolerance. But if you’re one of those who found the tattoo process unbearable, it might help to think of it as “no pain, no gain”.
Applying a layer of numbing cream over the tattoo
Post-consultation, you will be led to another room, where the staff will apply a layer of numbing cream over the tattoo to be removed. The area will then be wrapped in a plastic film for 15 minutes.
On top of the numbing cream, there are other techniques that can be applied to minimise discomfort, including icing, nerve blocks, or a cooler used during the laser treatment.
How is the tattoo removed?
The laser removal will take place in a separate room, using the Lutronic PicoPlus machine.
Dr Boey passed me a pair of safety goggles to protect my eyes. It was time for the deed to be done. As the laser beam came into contact with my skin, I felt a short, sharp, prickling sensation akin to a rubber band slapping my skin. The step was then repeated multiple times, over my entire tattoo.
Not gonna lie, it hurt. The affected area also started swelling almost immediately. But thanks to the numbing cream, the pain was bearable. It was like Dr Boey had said: The process felt similar to getting a tattoo, albeit slightly more painful.
The entire laser removal process usually takes about 15 minutes – before I knew it, my first tattoo removal session was over.
What should you expect after tattoo removal?
The staff will apply a recovery cream over the affected area and pass you a small tub of antibiotic cream to bring home so that you can apply it over the next 3 days, in the morning and at night.
Since tattoo removal essentially creates an open wound, aftercare is critical to ensure a smooth recovery process with minimal potential scarring. The downtime for each session is about 3 to 7 days of skin redness and mild scabbing. Sun protection is crucial over this period.
Personally, besides the swelling, which took about 2 days to go down, I didn’t experience any discomfort. And while there has been no scarring so far, tattoo removal does involve the risk of scarring and residual pigmentation changes like hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.
If you have darker skin, colourful tattoos or large tattoos, you may be more susceptible to these side effects.
Cost of Pico Laser tattoo removal at Sozo Aesthetic Clinic
The price of a pico laser tattoo removal session at Sozo Aesthetic Clinic starts from $50 for small tattoos. Because every tattoo is unique and everyone’s skin is different, you will first need to book a consultation to receive a customised solution.
After that, it’s goodbye to your bad decision from 10 years ago and hello to a blank slate.
Book a consultation at Sozo Aesthetic Clinic here
Address: 1 Raffles Place, #05-12/13, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10AM-8PM | Sat 10AM-3PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6935 1811
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This post was brought to you by Sozo Aesthetic Clinic.
Photography by Nadia Loewito.
5 Clinics In Singapore Offering Tattoo Removal Services
We all get tattoos done for different reasons. For some of us, it’s a form of artistic expression. For others, it’s a symbol of something important – a person, an event, an idea. Regardless of the reason for the tattoo(s), there may come a point in time when you want to get rid of them.
Currently, the most popular method for tattoo removal is by laser.
How easy or difficult your tattoo is to remove depends on factors such as the size of your tattoo, the type of ink used and the colour of the ink; that then translates into how many sessions it will take to remove your tattoo, and of course, how much it will cost.
Got something etched into your skin that you sorely regret? Here are 5 places you can get your tattoos removed for good.
1. dr. Tan + partners medical centre
Image Credit: Prive Clinic
At this clinic, the doctors use the Q-switch ND: YAG Laser. This laser penetrates the outer layer of the skin and destroys the tattoo ink permanently. The broken ink pigments are naturally removed from your body over the next few weeks as the tattoo lightens gradually.
If you’re concerned about the pain, put your mind at ease as a numbing cream is applied 20-30 minutes before the session. Aside from that, ice packs are also used.
The doctors caution that the results of this medical procedure varies from person to person, depending on factors such as the age, colour, density, depth, and type of the tattoo inks.
Generally, it takes around 2-10 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart to see optimal results. The clinic charges $45 for first time consultation, and the cost and number of sessions vary, depending on the tattoo.
dr. Tan + partners medical centre
Email: [email protected]
Address & Contact no.:
Scotts Medical Center (Pacific Plaza), 9 Scotts Road #06-06, Singapore 228210
Contact no.: 6694 2348
Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street #02-07, Singapore 237995
Contact no.: 6238 7810
The Bencoolen, 180 Bencoolen St #02-20, Singapore 189646
Contact no.: 6884 4119
Novena Medical Center, 10 Sinaran Drive #08-31, Singapore 307506
Contact no.: 6397 2095
Orchard Building (H&M), 1 Grange Road #10-08, Singapore 239693
Contact no.: 6262 0762
2. Dr Eileen Tan Skin, Laser & Hair Transplant Clinic
Image Credit: Dr Eileen Tan Skin, Laser & Hair Transplant Clinic
Dr Tan is a dermatologist accredited by the Specialist Accreditation Board. According to her website, she was the first Singaporean to win the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Award in 2001.
To remove tattoos, Dr Tan uses the Medlite laser which penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink. After which, the body’s natural filtering system removes the ink as the light absorption causes the ink to break down. Dr Tan estimates that on average, 3 – 7 sessions, spaced 6 – 8 weeks apart will be necessary.
The good news is that more than 95% fading of the tattoo can be expected. However, as more than 100 types of tattoo inks are used these days, all of which are unregulated by the US Food & Drug Administration, doctors lack sufficient information to determine the degree of removal for all inks.
Dr Eileen Tan Skin, Laser & Hair Transplant Clinic
Address & Contact no.:
Clinic @ Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road #05-38 Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital Singapore 329563
Contact no.: 6223 8898
Clinic @ Mount Elizabeth Hospital
3 Mount Elizabeth #12-01 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre Singapore 228510
Contact no.: 67338898
3. National Skin Centre
Image Credit: National Skin Centre
Yes, the National Skin Centre (NSC) does tattoo and eyebrow tattoo removals too.
Like dr Tan + partners, NSC uses the Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser. According to the NSC website, the pain experienced is mild and akin to snapping the skin with a rubber band. That said, some areas on the body are more sensitive than others.
As a result of the laser surgery, there may be a superficial burn on the skin surface which will take several days to heal. In the process, you may experience swelling, weeping, and crusting of the treated area.
The cost ranges from $250 – $800 per session, depending on the tattoo size, area, depth and colour. Also, this cost excludes consultation, medication and any other miscellaneous charges incurred.
National Skin Centre
Address: 1 Mandalay Road Singapore 308205
Contact no.: 6350 6666
4. Freia Medical
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Medlite C6 Q-switched ND-YAG laser is used at Freia Medical. According to the clinic, this laser is the ‘gold standard for safe and efficient tattoo removal’. Since this procedure is relatively low risk, it is done as an outpatient treatment.
Generally, professional tattoos may require between 6 and 10 treatments. Amateur tattoos usually need only 2 to 4 treatments. The doctors advise to space the sessions 4 to 6 weeks apart to give the body time to remove the fragmented ink pigments naturally.
To get a quote for the cost of tattoo removal, simply WhatsApp a photo of your tattoo to +65-8223-0609.
Address: 435 Orchard Road, #19-03, Wisma Atria Office Tower, Singapore 238877
Contact no.: 6735 8180
Email: [email protected]
5. Assurance Skin and Laser Aesthetics
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Dermatologist Dr Wong Soon Tee runs Assurance Skin and Laser Aesthetics. Dr Wong was formerly a consultant of internal medicine & dermatology at National University Hospital.
As with some of the clinics above, Dr Wong uses the Q-switch ND-YAG laser to remove tattoos. To ensure the best outcome, an anti-bacterial and a dressing is applied on the treatment area post-treatment. Additionally, patients have to ensure that the treated area is kept clean and is not scrubbed.
Assurance Skin and Laser Aesthetics
Address: Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Center #10-22/23, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563
Contact no.: 66941121
Email: [email protected]
While tattoo removal is a relatively low risk procedure, it is important to consult a certified medical professional to ensure the best outcome.
Ensure that your doctor is certified competent and knowledgeable to use medical grade lasers. In Singapore, doctors also need the National Environment Agency’s approval in order to buy and operate the lasers. Do research more about the procedure before deciding which doctor to seek treatment from!
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The True Cost of a Tattoo
Apparently, placing a tattoo in a visible area has both economic and social consequences. In particular, research suggests that a visible tattoo can affect employment opportunities.
Historically, tattoos have been associated with society’s out-groups and fringe elements, including bikers, prisoners, circus performers, gang members and punk rockers. These individuals (or groups) used tattoos to symbolize various things, such as rejection of mainstream society, physical strength, aggression, ownership of their bodies in an overcommercialized society, affiliation with a group, religious beliefs and so forth. Despite such personal intentions, however, research suggests that people with tattoos are not more aggressive, rebellious and so forth.
In recent years, lots of people from all walks of life have been getting tattoos, and in a general sense, body modifications, including tattoos, have gained more acceptance among members of the general public. Nearly 36 percent of Americans between 18 and 25 have at least one tattoo, and 40 percent of Americans sport one or more tattoos. Despite more and more people getting inked, however, discrimination against tattoos—in particular, those that are situated in visible areas like the face, neck and wrist—is alive and well.
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Dishearteningly, many people view those with tattoos as lacking good judgment, deviant, sexually promiscuous, self destructive, dependent on drugs, dangerous, uneducated and having low self-worth. Furthermore, research also shows that women with tattoos are viewed worse than men with tattoos, a slight that is doubly discriminatory.
It should probably come as no surprise that people with visible tattoos are discriminated against in the labor market. Various other aspects of physical appearance have been shown to influence hiring, firing and promotion, including height, subjective assessments of beauty, a person’s natural features, grooming and clothing choices. Potential employers either have a direct preference for certain characteristics or associate such characteristics with productivity.
Here are some research findings from various studies that point to such discrimination against people with visible tattoos:
- Miller, Nicols and Eure have shown that employees view colleagues with facial tattoos and piercings as less suitable for work that requires interaction with a customer.
- According to Swanger, 87 percent of surveyed employers in the hospitality industry report that visible body modification is negatively perceived.
- Ligos found that 77 percent of managers believe that sales people with visible tattoos have a harder time making sales (“closing”) than do those without visible tattoos.
- Brallier and colleagues found that restaurant mangers prefer to hire people without visible tattoos. Moreover, non-tattooed women are perceived by these managers as more employable than either tattooed men or women; whereas, non-tattooed men are not perceived as more employable than tattooed men or tattooed women.
- In an IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) discussion paper, researchers suggest that employment status of those with visible tattoos is more vulnerable. In other words, although a person who has a job and then gets a visible tattoo may not lose her job outright, if she does lose her job for whatever reason in the future, it may be harder to get rehired somewhere else.
It seems that a lot of the data concerning visible tattoos and employment opportunities points to management’s trepidation to place a salesperson with a visible tattoo in contact with a client for fear of lost sales. As consumers, we should take these findings to heart and look within ourselves to examine whether we discriminate others based on the presence of visible tattoos. After all, the research shows that the person selling the watch, car or candy bar is likely to be equally qualified in all respects to any other salesperson without a hand tattoo, neck tattoo, face tattoo or so forth.
On a final note, hopefully as more people get visible tattoos, less discrimination will exist. Maybe more people will realize that getting a tattoo, whether readily apparent or not, is merely a form of expression and definitely no reason to deny employment or employment opportunities.
Alternatively, because only a minority of people who get tattoos actually get visible ones, managers with non-visible tattoos themselves could continue to discriminate against prospective employees with visible tattoos, a pretty hypocritical reality to be sure.
30 Best Tattoo Artists You Should Follow In 2021
The fashion industry is incomplete without tattoos. Tattoos are more than just a fashion today. They are a trend, a lifestyle and your style and fashion will always be odd or incomplete without tattoos, especially in 2021.
However, the trends keep changing with time and you have to follow the best examples to see the best trendy designs and stay relevant in the fashion industry.
The year has already started and if you’re looking forward to knowing which tattoo artists you should follow to get that sleek and elegant look, you are in the right place. In this article, we will take you through the best tattoo artists you should follow in 2021.
1. Curt Montgomery – @curtmontgomerytattoos – 437K Followers
Curt Montgomery is the first artist you should be following in 2021. He is famous across the world for stylish and elegant tattoo designs. His tattoo designs mostly resemble death, sex, and humanity.
Montgomery is based in Toronto where he opened his tattoo parlor, Inside Out.
Who Is Curt Montgomery
Curt Montgomery was born on December 27, 1980, in Elora, a small town near Toronto, Canada, and his Zodiac sign is Capricorn. He gained fame through the efforts he puts into his work. His tattoos are simple yet stylish and sexy.
Where To Find Montgomery Online
He showcases his art on Instagram where he’s followed by nearly half a million tattoo lovers. Other than that, you can follow his parlor’s page on Instagram at @insideouttoronto.
How Much Is Curt Montgomery Worth?
According to Idol Net Worth, Curt Montgomery is worth $1.5 million. Also, you can purchase temporary tattoos on Inkbox based on Montgomery’s designs for as cheap as $16.
2. Mira Mariah – @girlknewyork – 227K Followers
Mira Mariah is a well known Tattoo Artist that went through a formal apprenticeship in Brooklyn and has been tattooing since 2014. Of course, the designs she comes up with perfectly reflect her experience.
She is mainly popular for her black and grey choices of colors on flowers, animals, and other nature-driven content.
Who Is Mira Mariah?
Mira was born on March 18, 1992, in the United States. Mira is a tattoo artist who is known for her work at the Fleur Noire Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn, New York.
Mira Mariah On Social Media
She shares her works through Instagram for her over 227,000 followers. Other than that, her fans can also follow her studio on the official Instagram page @fleurnoiretattoo as well as the Facebook page.
How Much Mira Mariah Charges:
Mira is one of the famous and trending celebs who is popular for being a Tattoo Artist. As of 2021, Mira Mariah is 27 years old. Fleur Noire tattoo parlor charges $100 to $200 per hour depending on the tattoo size and design.
3. Pony Wave – @ponywave – 242K Followers
Pony Wave is a world-class Russian tattoo craftswoman who found herself in the tattoo business designing sexy, realistic, and stunningly detailed tattoos.
Who is Pony Wave?
Pony is a Russian artist who was born in Russian and began her profession there. She is currently based in Los Angeles where she moved to pursue her dreams.
Through her exploration, she found her style that broke media with a sensible style. In fact, Pony Wave took a section on a mainstream TV show Ink Master.
Where To Find Her:
Other than her stunning Instagram profile @ponywave, Pony Wave has a YouTube channel where she frequently posts new tattoo designs as well as more private moments and shares her life in LA.
Furthermore, you’ll find her posting on Twitter at @wave_pony.
4. Bang Bang Tattoo – @bangbangnyc – 2.4M Followers
Bang Bang is a tattoo parlor based in New York. Several top-notch and internationally famous tattoo artists work there.
How Was Bang Bang Created And Who Is Behind The Idea?
Bang Bang Tattoo Studio was created by Keith Scott McCurdy, who is mainly known by his nickname “Bang Bang”. McCurdy is an American tattoo artist and, as you can imagine, is based in New York City.
Bang Bang has worked with celebrities such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, LeBron James, and even Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.
Where To Find Bang Bang?
The New York-based tattoo parlor Bang Bang and their official website is a source of inspiration with dozens of tattoo types. Additionally, Bang Bang has an official Facebook page where they regularly post new design ideas.
How Much They Charge:
Prices at Bang Bang start at $500 and will depend on the size, the design, and colors of the tattoo.
5. Reese Hilburn – @theartofreese – 120K Followers
Reese is an award-winning tattoo craftsman and a fine artist. She works in her private shop situated in North County San Diego together with the tattoo artists Jackie Blaho and Collin Snyder.
Who Is Reese Hilburn?
Reese Hilburn is a tattoo artist situated in San Diego County. She has been tattooing since 2013
You may have seen her on Spike TV hit show Tattoo Nightmares Miami.
Her style inclines more towards realism with geometric and watercolor details. While black and grey tattoos aren’t her favorite, she does go out of her comfort zone, and she does it very well.
From animal tattoos to superhero ones to flower ones and even skulls, her imagination and skills are simply out of this world.
Reese Hilburn’s Online
Reese Hilburn is followed by 120k people on Instagram at @theartofreese. Other than that, she has her own YouTube channel where she creates tattoo tutorials as well as more organizational videos and even self-confidence ones.
Last but not least, her official website, The Art of Reese, will coach you, will allow you to book a session, and to contact her among other things.
How Much Is Reese Hilburn Worth?
Reese Hilburn is famous all around the world and her experience and skills allowed her to make a living out of her passion. According to Net Worth List, Hilburn is worth $150 million.
6. Ryan Ashley DiCristina – @ryanashleymalarkey – 1.4M Followers
Ryan Ashley DiCristina is another one of the best tattoo artists that you should follow in 2021. She is mostly famous for being the former Paramount Network’s “Ink Master” winner as well as
But, let’s go through DiCristina’s journey and who she is.
Who Is Ryan Ashley DiCristina?
Ryan Ashley is an American tattoo artist that was born in 1986 in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
She previously worked at her private tattoo shop and peculiarities boutique in Kingston, Pennsylvania called The Strange and Unusual. Unfortunately, this shop had to close down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though, Ryan Ashley and her husband, Arlo, opened a new tattoo parlor with 10 different artists called Elysium Studios.
Where To Find Her
DiCristina’s work is available on her Instagram page where she’s followed by 1.4 million people. Also, you can check out her awesome artwork on Elysium Studio’s official website.
Ryan Ashley DiCristina’s Best Designs
When talking about DiCristina’s designs, the first word that comes to our mind is certainly details. It is in fact difficult to reach that tattoo quality. From diamonds to spiders to flowers and portraits, nothing escapes Ryan Ashley’s needle.
How Much Is DiCristina Worth?
It is safe to say that Ryan Ashley made a fortune with tattoos and she definitely earned it. According to All Star Bio, her net worth is estimated to $2 Million.
7. Kelli Kikcio – @kellikikcio – 68K Followers
Kelli Kikciois is known for her one of a kind hand jabbed strategy of tattoos. She imparts her photos of her work to her 68,000 Instagram followers. While she specializes in small and unique tattoos, she does any kind of design.
Kelli loves geometrical designs, portrait ones, and animals. Of course, there is much more to it so make sure to follow her in 2021.
Who Is Kelli Kikcio?
Kelli Kikcio is a notable Tattoo Artist. Kelli was born on August 4, 1989, in Saskatoon, Canada. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY, and works at Welcome Home Studio.
Where To Find Her:
As you probably expect from such an ink master, Kelli Kikcio can be found on Instagram where she shares her best drawings and latest creations. In addition, she has an official website where you’ll be able to see some of her tattoos, some more information about her, and, to book a session with her.
Other than that, she also shares @welcomehome.studio’s profile with other talented tattoo artists.
How Much Does Kikcio Charge?
While her rates aren’t publicly displayed and while Kelli isn’t currently accepting bookings, IdolCelebs states that her net worth is between $500,000 and $1 million.
8. Anthony Michaels – @antmikes – 283K Followers
Anthony Michaels got 10 years of experience in tattoo creation. He has previously won the famous Ink Master show in the 7th season. But let’s dig a little deeper to get to know Michaels more.
Who Is Anthony Michaels?
Anthony Michaels was born on February 11, 1983, in Arizona. He is a proficient tattoo artist known for working at Twenty Five Twelve Collective. He soared to fame and took his career to a new height in 2016 as he rose to distinction in the wake of winning the Spike tattoo rivalry competition Ink Master.
Needless to say, he’s definitely one of the best tattoo artists you should follow in 2021. This takes us to the following point, where to find him online.
Where To Find Him:
You can find Anthony Michaels on Instagram at @antmikes. Besides, you can also follow his Facebook official page to join his over 30k fans and discover his newest creations. Do you prefer Twitter? Anthony also has an account there at @Antmikes.
Furthermore, and as mentioned previously, Anthony currently works for Twenty Five Twelve Collective and his drawings can be found on their Facebook page, Instagram profile at @twenty_five_twelve, and his designs on the official website.
How Much Is Michaels Worth?
According to the Net Worth Post, Anthony Michaels is worth $9 million.
Anthony Michaels At Ink Master
Anthony won the 7th season of Ink Master which got him a prize of $100,000.
9. Tea Leigh – @tealeigh – 113K Followers
Tea Leigh is a young lady from Denton, Texas. Having inked for as long as 6 years, Tea has discovered reason through associating with their customers and listening profoundly to what they share.
Let’s dig into her career and where to follow her here below.
Who Is Tea Leigh?
Tea Leigh is a young tattoo artist that started to tattoo in 2014 as a way to get more control over her body. After starting tattooing her friends, she got a revelation and she didn’t stop since then.
According to herself, she redefined who tattoos are for, especially people with disabilities, persons of color, and queer folks.
Through her work, Tea has seen a significant move in her connections with her customers. She is so perpetually appreciative to have the option to tattoo her customers in a delicate and assertive manner.
Finally, Tea is the co-founder of Welcome Home Studio with Kelli Kikcio in Brooklyn.
Where To Find Her:
Tea is being followed by more than a hundred thousand people on Instagram. You can check her profile at @tealeigh. Other than that, she has an official webpage where you can check out her previous work, book an appointment, and more.
How Much She Charges:
During an interview with Bustle, Leigh said that she’s happy to get a tattoo done for as low as $200 depending on how excited she is to work on it and her financial situation. Obviously, this rate will increase depending on the size and the design itself.
10. Hannah Pixie Snowdon – @hannahpixiesnow – 695K Followers
Hannah Pixie Snowdon is an English tattooer that grew up as an artist in the UK and is now based in Nepal producing fresh new drawings. She’s one of the best tattoo artists in the world and her social media accounts will make you laugh and make your dream.
More About Hannah Pixie Snow
Hannah is an internationally known English tattoo artist that was born on January 19, 1993. Hannah Snowdown is a mainstream tattoo craftsman, social media influencer, and business person.
Formerly a tattoo studio owner in Sheffield, England, she now is an Instagram celebrity, an online retail business owner, and, of course, a tattoo master.
Besides, she is the founder of Samadhi Community Nepal where she aims to build a living and working space from natural materials. Hannah gets funded through Patreon and you can follow her more private moments in Nepal for as low as $1 per month.
Where To Follow Hannah :
Other than her Patreon, Hannah Snowdon is followed by 695,000 tattoo lovers on Instagram. You can also reach out to her and get inspired by her artwork on Hannah’s official website.
How Much He Charges:
According to an estimation by Famous Face Wiki, Hannah Snowdon is worth $2 million.
11. Jess Chen – @__jesschen__ – 169K Followers
Jess Chen is more than just one of the best tattoo artists to follow in 2021. From her past as a graphic designer to her new career in Toronto at Seven Eight tattoo parlor, she’s a role model for every tattoo artist alike. Let’s dig into her designs and profession.
While she’s appreciative of the openness that is helped fuel her prosperity, she’s aware of dangers that lie in continually being connected.
Jess Chen’s Bio
As mentioned above, and following an interview with Miss Bish, Toronto-based tattoo artist Jess Chen worked as a graphic designer for 2 years before making her passion her career.
After that, Jess started working at Seven Eight Tattoo. Organizing imaginative advancement over benefit, Seven Eight has given her the space to push her specialty and delve further into various conventions and methods.
Her best designs are but not limited to elegant geometric tattoos, colorful and small drawings as well as flowers that are her most common pieces of work
Where To Join Jess Chen’s Fans
Her artwork started a quickly developing chasing after the globe, and her portfolio is available on Instagram where she’s got 169,000 followers.
Also, you should definitely check out Seven Eight tattoo parlor’s Instagram profile to see her most extravagant, stylish, and detailed designs.
12. Alice Carrier – @alicerules – 116K Followers
Alice Carrier is a tattooist situated in Portland, Oregon. She is committed to self-revelation through her interests in tattoo craftsmanship, travel, data, and association with the characteristic world, which incorporates people.
Her dedication and how it reflects on her work is simply the reason why she’s one of the best tattoo artists you should follow right now.
Who Is Alice Carrier?
It would be too simple to say that Alice is one of the best tattooers in the world. No, she’s more than that. Carrier was born in 1984 in the United States and grew up in Portland, Oregon where she has now her tattoo parlor.
Where To Follow Alice Carrier:
Alice is a tattoo artist who has gotten famous for her botanical plant tattoos, imparting her brilliant work to more than 116,000 fans on Instagram.
Alice Carrier – One Of The Coolest Tattoo Artists In The World
Yes, you read that right. According to an analysis by Buzzfeed, Alice Carrier is the 3rd coolest tattoo artist in the world and you should definitely follow her work or visit her parlor in Portland, Oregon.
13. Sasha Unisex – @sashaunisex – 766K Followers
Sasha Unisex is a youthful tattoo artist from Moscow, Russia. Her irregular way to deal with the tattoo world has put her on the map across the globe. Her style has been called ‘watercolor’ and it is the allocation of her watercolor pictures onto the skin.
Sasha Unisex’s Life and Career
These days, when tattoos have become a pattern, an impression of the style and way of life, Sasha unisex presents a stylish new wonder. From brief tattoos, garments, adornments, and colorful futurist looks, she’s the best at what she does.
Sasha has worked with international brands such as BMW, Estee Lauder, Lee, American Tourister, Nike, and many more.
Apart from that, she worked in many parts of the world and she currently works in a private tattoo in Rome, Italy.
Where To Find Sasha
Her artwork is present on Instagram where she’s followed by 766,000 followers. Moreover, you can check out Sasha’s official website to buy pins and patches, sweatshirts, and prints, all for a reasonable price.
Lastly, Sasha also has an official store on Instagram that you can follow at @sashaunisex_store and buy temporary tattoos and accessories.
Sasha Unisex and Flowers
Flowers are by far Sasha’s favorite design and it’s easy to see only by scrolling down her Instagram profile. However, she’s also an expert on animal portraits giving them a futuristic and cool look that you’ve never seen before.
14. Dillon Forte – @dillonforte – 198K Followers
Known for his utilization of consecrated calculation motivated examples, Forte has been highlighted in Paramount Network’s The Art of Ink. But what else is he famous for, and where can you join him?
Everything About Dillon Forte
Dillon Forte is an American tattoo craftsman and business visionary, based in Oakland and Venice, Los Angeles. As he admits in an interview for Inkedmag, Dillon got his first tattoo when he was 16 and he knew right away that this was going to be his career path.
After many years, he became one of the most recognized tattoo artists in the world and has now two tattoo parlors in Venice, California.
According to a 2021 report by Idol Networth, Dillon Forte’s net worth is estimated to be as much as $9 million.
Where To Follow Forte
Of course, you want to follow the best tattoo artists in 2021 on Instagram, and it’s no exception with Dillon Forte and his profile at @dillonforte. He showcases all his pieces of work and private moments to get to know him better.
Don’t forget to take a look at Forte’s canvas and to the most impressive designs on his website.
Our Take On Dillon Forte’s Design
Forte takes his inspiration from the sacred geometry and fundamental other elements found in nature. He follows ancient cosmology and spiritual art.
Simply put, his designs are marvelous and keep details that are outstanding while remaining somewhat elegant, and we love it.
15. Susanne “Suflanda” König – @suflanda – 417K Followers
Susa is one of the best tattoo artists you should follow on Instagram in 2021, and for many reasons. The illustrative style is truly unmatchable and charming. Suflanda is an expert in crafting original tattoos such as dinosaurs, animals, and portraits.
What We Know About Suflanda
Born and raised in Southern Germany, Susanne König, nicknamed Suflanda, completed her apprenticeship in 2009 in her home country. After that, she moved to Northern England where she’s been living for the past 4 years and works at Redwood tattoo studio in Manchester.
Her pieces of work are simply incredible. They’re detailed, they’re original and unique, and they simply beat any tattoo idea you ever had before. You’ll recognize Suflanda’s style as soon as you see it.
Where To Contact Suflanda
You can check her work on Instagram where she’s followed by over 400k fans. She also has a website where she displays the most important and updated artwork and printings.
If you happen to be in the UK and are willing to get a professional and unique tattoo by Suflanda, don’t hesitate to contact Redwood tattoo studio on Facebook.
16. Johnny Gloom – @johnnygloom – 200K Followers
Johnny Gloom is one of the most unique tattoo artists you could follow. She works at a private studio in Paris, France, and her style is mainly erotic which she inks extremely well.
Who Is Johnny Gloom?
Johnny was studying communication and advertising in Paris but then realized that she was in the wrong direction. Then she fell in love with tattoos and now you find her here in the world of tattoos.
Her tattoo art is mostly about women. When asked about why she chooses women as a subject she said, I love ladies, they are the most delightful things I think. She especially likes Parisian young ladies and they inspire her.
Where To Find Johnny
You can check her portfolio on Instagram where she’s followed by 200,000 tattoo fans. If you’re interested in getting some original pins from her and some t-shirts, make sure to go and visit her official website.
17. Lauren Winzer – @laurenwinzer – 220K Followers
Lauren Winzer is an Australian talented woman who lives in Sydney. She is a companion of Melanie Martinez and has done a portion of her tattoos.
All We Know About Lauren Winzer
Talented tattoo craftswoman Lauren Winzer has been conjuring a presence for herself inside the celeb culture that is solid and exceptionally pursued.
Winzer currently works at Hunter & Fox tattoo parlor in Sydney and she’s inked celebrities such as Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, and a few others.
Where To Find Her:
Her work is available on Instagram where she got a fan base of 220,000 followers.
18. Scott Campbell – @scottcampbell – 213K Followers
Scott Campbell is a New York-based tattoo artist whose customers include some celebrities such as Sting, Josh Hartnett, Orlando Bloom, and even Marc Jacobs.
But what’s so unique about Campbell? Let’s find out.
In his 20s, Campbell moved to San Francisco and started functioning as a copy editor for Lawrence Ferlinghetti, at City Lights Bookstore. It was then that he started crafting tattoos. He traveled through Asia and Europe, where he inked for money, at that point moved to Williamsburg in 2001. At the point when he moved to New York in 2005 he opened his tattoo shop, called Saved Tattoo. It was here that Scott’s vocation prompted distinction. His first superstar customer was Heath Ledger, who authorized a tattoo on his left forearm. His portfolio is available at, (http://www.scottcampbellstudio.com/)
Scott Campbell’s Life And Career
He was born and raised in Louisiana. In his early days, he initially studied biochemistry at the University of Texas. However, as time passed by, he realized this wasn’t what he wanted, and instead, got into tattoos.
Campbell’s new tattooing life started in San Francisco and he opened then his first tattoo shop in New York in 2005. Fast forward 16 years, Scott Campbell is one of the most recognized tattoo artists in the world and inked some of the most famous celebrities.
Where To See Campbell’s Artwork?
Where to find Scott Campbell online? First of all, you can find him on Instagram at @scottcampbell as well as Facebook to see his latest drawings and tattoos.
Last but not least, you can’t miss Scott Campbell’s official website and the most popular artwork that got him where he is today.
How Much Does Scott Campbell Charge?
To be perfectly honest, Scott Campbell isn’t cheap, but of course, that’s justified. For the first session with Campbell, according to Brobible, you’re looking at $1,000 per hour. However, after that first session, you will get a discount and will end up paying Campbell only $200 per hour.
19. Knarly Gav – @knarlygav – 56K Followers
Daly has an open-entryway strategy. He doesn’t have set studio hours and rather will work until the work is done and each customer gets tattoos (once in a while that implies he’s inking until late into the evening).
Who Is Knarly Gav?
New York-based Gavan Daly, mostly known as Knarly Gav, got into the tattoo field when he was 32 years old. For such an industry, it isn’t considered to be a young age.
His eagerness to explore different avenues regarding plans and his strange way to deal with pulling in customers encouraged him to acquire footing as a craftsman and sharpen his unmistakable style.
A portion of his most well known repeating streak pieces incorporates a three-headed lady, a dinosaur wearing roller skates, and—the most popular of every one of his plans—the fresh cat watermelon.
Where To Find Him:
Grav got 55,000 followers on Instagram who love his work and we can easily see why.
20. Peter Aurisch – @peteraurisch – 79.6K Followers
Aurisch has been inking around Berling for several years, since 2011. At the cutting edge of Europe’s 21st-century wave of non-conventional tattoo trend, Peter Aurish makes unique fine arts that regularly join striking linework and bent human structures roused by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.
His unmatchable style of dark tattoo draws is accentuated with splendid tones that have all the earmarks of being brushed on. The major subjects of his art include—human figures, townscapes, still lifes, creatures, and nature—into turned scenes brimming with power.
Where To Find Him:
You can follow him on Instagram where he already got 79,000 followers. Also, visit his official webpage where you can contact him, see his popular designs, and more.
21. Ghinko – @ghinkos – 153K Followers
We don’t know much about Ghinko’s professional nor private life, however, her designs speak a thousand words. She is currently based in New York City where she works at the tattoo parlor Bang Bang.
Where To Find Her:
Ghinko can be followed on her official Instagram page as well as her tattoo studio’s page, @bangbangnyc. You’ll find tons of incredible designs from girlie ones to more mystic to animals and even geometric tattoos.
Lastly, her popular drawings can also be found on her second and third Instagram pages @inkskin and @microrealism.
How Much She Charges:
While Ghinko’s official prices aren’t available publicly, the prices at Bang Bang start at $500.
22. Corey Divine – @coreydivine – 251K Followers
Corey Divine’s broad arrangement of work incorporates a remarkable cluster of fastidiously executed calculation plans that is both striking and incredible.
Even though bits of shading periodically discover their way into his plans, his principal focus is around dark work alongside speck work.
Description (Nationality – Where his salon is – whatever else that may be relevant)
Originally from San Francisco, Corey Divine had a tattoo apprenticeship when he was 17 and he knew this was to become his career. While his skills are self-taught, he definitely does an incredible job.
Corey is known for his geometric designs and has a tattoo parlor in Oakland, California. He makes mind-boggling and generally enormous scope pieces onto the skin of people from around the world.
Known for his movement around the globe and staggering coordinated efforts he makes with other great tattooists, Corey’s work is motivating to tattoo gatherers and specialists the same.
Where To See Corey Divine’s Best Designs
Corey has an Instagram account where over 250k tattoo lovers follow him at @coreydivine. In addition, he’s present on Facebook, YouTube, and has his very own website.
How Much He Charges:
While his prices aren’t advertised publicly and highly depend on the tattoo’s design and size, Divine’s earned well-deserved money with tattoos. In fact, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Corey Divine is worth $3 million.
23. Sarah Gaugler – @sarahgaugler – 117K Followers
Sarah Gaugler is at present an expert and internationally popular tattoo artist in New York City. Her elegant line art style and custom crafts encouraged her to assemble a consistent fan base including numerous Filipino big names.
Who Is Sarah Gaugler?
Sarah Gaugler is a Filipino-American tattoo craftswoman, planner, artist, model, and entertainer. She is most popular for her unmatchable line craftsmanship and being the model and artist of the electronic rock pair Turbo Goth.
In 2012, she got to open a tattoo studio called Snow Tattoo in Manila. After that, in 2015 the studio got relocated to Chelsea, in Manhattan. She was one of the adjudicators at the Philippine tattoo rivalry, ‘Tatularan 3’ in 2012. In 2014, Spot.ph positioned Snow Tattoo as one of the best ten tattoo shops in the Philippines.
She is the owner Snow Tattoo in NYC and currently works there.
Where To Find Sarah Gaugler:
You can check Sarah’s portfolio on Instagram where she’s followed by 116,000 fans. Other than that, her tattoo studio’s Instagram page is @snowtattoonyc and she’s followed there by nearly 4,000 tattoo lovers.
Sarah Gaugler’s Best Designs
Gaugler loves geometric and pure designs that are unique to her but also more original ones like a skull with a clock as an eye or a geometric fox.
Moreover, she’s an expert at inking detailed portraits, eyes of compassion, or more dreamy ones like palm trees on a starry night.
24. Clifford Wong – @wongplacewongtime – 22.3K Followers
Clifford Wong from Gimmelove Tattoo Studio is a rising star in Singapore’s tattoo industry. His plans are one of a kind and present day, while as yet remaining consistent with the intense idea of blackwork tattoos. He has likewise visitor seen in Belgium and Amsterdam. In case you’re searching for a particular and novel plan, look no further.
He acquired a significant trailing global Instagram tattoo record and got 22,000 followers.
Where To Follow Clifford Wong
Firstly, Clifford Wong has, obviously, his Instagram account where he shows his popular and most loved tattoos. Then, he is also featured on @electric.sin where he works in Singapore.
Last but not least, Wong was featured in Time Out as being one of the best tattoo artists in Singapore, which is a great achievement.
Clifford Wong does mostly black tattoos and gives them a mystical and oriental look. Whether he inks dogs, flowers, birds, or skulls, he’s one of the best tattoo artists you should follow in 2021.
25. Oliver Pecker – @oliverpecker – 561K Followers
Oliver Peck is a talented man whose entire life rotates around inking. He started inking when he was only 19 years of age in his old neighborhood of Dallas, TX, and has consummated his exact and customary tattooing style making him truly outstanding and notable ‘old school’ American style specialists.
He is one of the tattoo artists that traveled the most. In fact, he got to work and ink customers all over Europe from Ireland to Italy and in the world in Japan and Thailand.
Where To Find Him:
Peck is co-proprietor of Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas, TX followed by 142k followers on @elmstreettattoo. Oliver’s portfolio is available on Instagram where he’s followed by 561,000 followers.
In 2008, Pecker inked his way into the Guinness Book of World Records when he finished 415 tattoos of the number 13 out of a continuous 24-hour time frame.
26. Luke Wessman – @lukewessman – 78.3K Followers
Born in a hippy farm in Tennessee, Luke’s family hitchhiked through America and eventually got to California, where Wessman grew up.
When he was only 16 years old, he got his first tattoo and never stopped since then. In an interview by Complex, Wessman claims that he has more than 50 tattoos done by more than 30 diverse artists. Luke is followed by 78,000 followers on Instagram.
Who Is Luke Wessman?
Luke Wessman is a world-renowned tattoo craftsman, fashioner, and influencer. In the previous years, Luke was a guest judge on Spike TV’s “Ink Master” and planned the #GoVote lobby for Jay-Z’s OnThe RunTour.
He has inked many VIPs, including Dave Navarro, CM Punk, Matt Holliday, and Silkk Tha Shocker, among others.
What’s Luke Wessman Style?
Wessman’s style has been depicted as “Ganster Traditional,” which is the converging of two superb and unmatchable styles. In fact, the “criminal” style was affected by the tattoos normal for the road culture he grew up around in Oceanside – Old English and square letters, Catholic symbolism, dark and dim shading, etc.
The “conventional” style comes from his apprenticeship at Lucky’s Tattoo Parlor where tattoos intently take after Sailor Jerry enlivened style plans, which favor intense diagrams, profound dark concealing, and pictures regularly connected with mariners, bikers, and bandit culture. Wessman tries not to do tattoos that are tribal and photo-realistic.
Where To Find Him:
You can follow Luke Wessman on his Instagram page, check his artwork on his webpage, and lastly, on his Facebook page – @lwessman.
27. Anka Lavriv – @anka.tattoo – 158K Followers
Ukraine-born Anka Lavriv is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her legacy and youth love of dark ink lithographs are noticeable in the perfect lines of her many-sided drawings. She has shown her work with various displays in New York and the past.
Anka is likewise the co-proprietor of Black Iris Tattoo in Brooklyn where she deciphers her rich representations of goddesses and pictures of creatures into profoundly refined lasting art for the skin.
Where To Find Anka
Her art is available on Instagram where she is followed by over 158k people. You can also follow her tattoo studio at @black_iris_tattoo and join a community of almost 43k followers.
28. Chaim Machlev – @dotstolines – 500K Followers
Chaim makes designs depending on the body structure of his customers. With his private studio in Berlin, we can say that he’s a successful entrepreneur as well as being one of the best tattoo artists to follow on Instagram.
Who Is Chaim Machlev?
Chaim Machlev was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and grew up there. He got his first tattoo in 2012 by Avi Vanunu in his home city and, during the same year, he started his tattoo career. That year, he moved to Berlin, Germany, to open his very own tattoo studio, DotstoLines.
He doesn’t go for stroll-ins and he tattoos one individual daily. In fact, according to an interview with Tatt Mag, he believes that it’s difficult to ink more than one individual daily as a tattoo artist that attempts to experience a spiritual encounter along with them.
Other than that, Machlev occasionally tattoos customers in a private studio in Los Angeles.
Where To Find Him:
You can check his art on Instagram where he is followed by 500k people.
Chaim Machlev’s Design And Skills
Chaim’s pieces of work are incredibly detailed and the dedication he puts in it can easily be seen in the final results. He loves black color as it’s the only timeless color that could match a timeless tattoo.
Also, most of his tattoos are geometric ones but he inks flowers and portraits every so often.
29. Stephanie Tamez – @stephanietamez – 14.3K Followers
Stephanie Tamez is a tattoo artist as well as a graphic designer and painter. She has been tattooing customers and celebrities for a number of years and is the co-owner of the tattoo shop This Time Tmrw in Brooklyn.
Apart from that, Stephanie Tamez worked as an instructor in the School of Visual Arts (SVA) where she taught a tattoo course in 2012.
Stephanie worked at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show together with other tattoo artists and came up with incredible results on supermodel Liu Wen.
Where To Follow Stephanie Tamez
You can follow Stephanie Tamez pretty much everywhere. Of course, starting with Instagram at @stephanietamez. In addition, she’s present on Facebook at @StephanieTamezStudio and regularly shares private and professional content.
Lastly, you can check her artwork on her website, Stephanie Tamez Art, where you’ll be able to see her most popular paintings, photography pieces, and tattoos on paper.
How Much Is Stephanie Tamez Worth?
According to Ultimate Topics, Stephanie Tamez has a net worth of $5million.
30. Emily Rose Murray – @emily_rose_murray – 303K Followers
Emily Rose Murray is our last but definitely not the least of the best tattoo artists you should follow in 2021. Murray is located in Melbourne Australia and works at a private studio where she can spend significant time drawing and inking customers.
Who Is Emily Rose Murray?
Murray started her tattooing career in 2007 with an apprenticeship. After only 5 years, she was booked out for an entire year ahead and this is when she decided to leave the parlor where she worked for a private studio.
In general, Murray doesn’t share a lot of her professional and private life and you need to book an appointment to get a session with her, as her studio doesn’t accept walk-ins.
A lot of her specialty is dark and dim, however, you’ll see some quieted shading looking in there occasionally. Her streaming lines and elaborate subtleties set her apart from the normal Neo Traditional because they’re substantially less liable to shape conventional things and scenes and spotlight fundamentally on ladies.
Her specialty has developed altogether so her designs are smoother and substantially flowier than initially.
Emily Rose Murray On Social Media
She showcases her art on Instagram where she’s followed by 303k people.
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Semi-Permanent Makeup Price Guide: Eyelash Extensions and More
You’ve probably heard of eyelash extensions and eyebrow embroidery, but did you know — aesthetics salons are now offering eyeliner and lipstick tattoos, and bb cream “infusions” into your skin? For the uninitiated, these are examples of semi-permanent makeup, which is all the rage in Singapore right now.
If you have a habit of dolling up every morning, you would have probably considered some of these procedures. Imagine how much time and money you could save!
Let’s have a look at how much these semi-permanent makeup “treatments” cost. Plus, we weigh in on how “safe” these procedures are.
First of all, what is semi-permanent makeup?
Semi-permanent makeup is exactly as its name suggests — makeup that doesn’t come off when you wash your face or get dunked in a pool. Depending on what you do, it can last for weeks, months or years. They’re not cheap though.
Types of semi-permanent makeup and their prices
|Semi-permanent makeup procedure||Price range||How long it lasts|
|Eyelash extensions||$20 to $190+||2 to 4 weeks|
|Eyeliner tattoo||$58 to $1,300+||1 year|
|Semi-permanent bb cream||$98 to $680+||6 months to 1 year|
|Eyebrow embroidery||$100 to $1,200+||1 to 2 years|
|Lip tattoo||$588 to $3,088+||1 year|
Eyelash extensions prices in Singapore — from $20+
Eyelash extensions are like the beginner stage — they’re (relatively) cheap, and only lasts a few weeks, so they’re not much of a commitment.
|Eyelash extensions salon||Price range|
|Salons on Fave||$20 to $50 (first trial)|
|Home-based salons||$50 to $80|
|Milly’s||$68 to $158|
|Browhaus||$80 to $190|
|Highbrow||$128 to $198 (but available on Fave too)|
Basically the aesthetician glues on strands of false eyelashes onto your natural ones. The reason why these don’t last is because your natural eyelash cycle lasts only a few weeks too, so the falsies will fall out along with your natural lashes.
How much you pay depends on how dramatic you want the look to be (hence deciding how many artificial lashes are needed). As a gauge, it’s about 50 to 60 strands per eye for a natural look, but it can go up to 200 strands per eye if you choose those “6D” designs.
Generally, eyelash extensions should cost below $100. At branded salons like Milly’s, Browhaus and Highbrow, they range from $68 to almost $200, but nowadays, most people opt for home-based salons instead.
For those, prices typically range from $50 to $80. Eyelash extensions vouchers are also super popular on Fave, where you can snag deals for as cheap at $20+ to $50.
However, do note that they’re usually for first-time customers only.
Eyeliner tattoo prices in Singapore — from $58
Next up, there’s now a thing called eyeliner tattoos for those who struggle with the perfect cat-eye.
|Eyeliner tattoo salon||Price range|
|Salons on Fave||$58 to $78|
|Neighbourhood or independent salons||$300 to $400|
|Erabelle||$856 to $1,391|
The idea of eyeliner tattoos is not new, but instead of using crappy pigment that eventually fades into a weird shade of green and blue, the modern eyeliner embroidery technique uses the microblading to put natural brown and/or black pigment on your eyeline.
The prices for this one is a little strange: It’s ridiculously expensive at the “legit” salons ($688 and up!), but super cheap on Fave (from $58).
Personally, I wouldn’t recommend choosing a salon you don’t have absolute confidence in. (In fact, I don’t recommend this at all — but more on that below.) You’d want a very skilled aesthetician since she’ll be handling a blade that close to your eyes.
This is probably why although using a similar technique, the cost of eyeliner tattoo embroidery is more expensive than eyebrow embroidery (at proper salons, anyway).
Semi-permanent bb cream prices in Singapore — from $98
Okay, so this one is quite new in Singapore — semi-permanent bb cream. Previously, most forms of semi-permanent makeup used the “microblading” technique to “tattoo” colours on your skin, but you obviously can’t cut strokes all over your face, right?
Right, but you can poke tiny holes in it, which is almost the same.
Semi-permanent bb cream – sometimes called BB Glow — uses a “microneedling” technique instead, which features a roller device with lots of small needles that prick your skin and “inject” the pigment.
Yikes. Sounds worthy of a movie in the Saw franchise already.
Not that many salons offer this in Singapore (for now), and prices are surprisingly affordable. At Face Shower Bar by Iren, there’s a first-timer promo at $88 (UP $216). At Esthetica, the trial is $98 instead (UP $350).
This is also offered at Mirage Aesthetics for $280 (trial) or $680 (usual price).
Eyebrow embroidery prices in Singapore — from $100
Some say your eyebrows are the most important facial feature because they frame your face. After eyelash extensions, eyebrow embroidery is probably the next most popular semi-permanent makeup procedure.
|Eyebrow embroidery salon||Price range|
|Salons on Fave||Under $100|
|Salons in Johor Bahru (JB)||Under $200|
|Neighbourhood or independent salons||Under $500|
|Milly’s||$599 to $888|
|Highbrow||$988 to $1,388|
|Browhaus||$1,200 to $2,000|
Like eyeliner tattoos, eyebrow embroidery uses “microblading”, which stains the upper layers of your skin for 1 to 2 years. That’s a pretty long commitment, but unlike eyeliner styles that go in and out of fashion, most people have a favourite eyebrow shape that flatters their face.
As with most of the others on this list, prices are dramatically lower on Fave — you can get vouchers under $100, although I’m not sure if you’d dare.
Another popular cheap alternative is to get it done in JB. According to online reviews and forums, it generally costs under $200, which is 1/3 of what you’d pay at a salon in Singapore.
Known salons charge $600 to $1,200 for a semi-permanent set of brows, which is quite crazy. The only justification is that you save time, because even if you bought a new eyebrow pencil every month, I’m not sure you’d save any money.
Lip tattoo prices in Singapore — from $588
Lipstick tattoos are relatively new, and are mostly offered by salons that are already in the eyebrow and eyeliner embroidery business.
|Lip tattoo salon||Price range|
|Beauty Recipe||$588 (UP $980)|
|Bio Beauty||$888 to $1,288|
|Prestige Eyebrow||$888 to $1,288|
|Browtisan||$1,488 to $3,088|
Interestingly, there are no first-timer voucher deals for this procedure on Fave. If you want to have permanently (well, for 1 year, at least) pink lips, you have to be prepared to shell out around at least $600.
The salons would say it doesn’t hurt, but come on lah. It hurts when my lips crack in the winter, so they’re not smoking anyone. There’s down time for this procedure (all the microblading ones, actually), and it’s extra inconvenient because it’s hard to eat with a set of ultra-sensitive, swollen lips.
Conclusion — is semi-permanent makeup worth it?
As always, depends on who you ask. There’ll be some who tell you that semi-permanent makeup is life-changing because although they’re $2,000 poorer, they get to sleep an extra 30 minutes every morning. They’d say it’s money well spent.
And then there’s the camp who’d say “microblading” tiny strokes of eyebrow “hair” and “microneedling” pigment all over your face sounds nothing but nightmarish.
We can’t comment on how safe these procedures are — cosmetic “treatments” like these are not regulated in Singapore, so everything is at your own risk. I do know, however, that if you ask a doctor, they will most likely advise against it.
… I also happen to have a bit of experience.
Personally, I’ve done eyebrow and eyeliner embroidery. The skin at your brow bones are not that sensitive and you rarely touch that area, so the eyebrow microblading was fine (at least for me).
The eyeliner tattoo, on the other hand, was one of the most painful ordeals I’ve ever had to endure. I did it at the same indie salon that did my brows, but because the eye area is just that much more delicate, my eyes swelled for days and the recovery was slow.
The numbing cream stung my eyes, and when it wore off, I could feel the searing pain of the wounds on my eyelids. Looking back, it was very dangerous and I would never do it again.
What about you — have you tried any of these procedures? Tell us your experience in the comments below!
My Experience at Ephemeral Tattoo, the Brooklyn Studio That Promises No Regrets
For company and potential hand squeezing, my friend Dino joined me at my appointment. As a fitness instructor who launched the popular studio the Salt Drop nearly two years ago, Dino’s dozen-plus tattoos have become a trademark-like aspect of his brand (most especially the word salt emblazoned across his knuckles). We were both immediately impressed by Ephemeral’s airy and spacious, 1,800-square-foot layout—ideal for social distancing as well as maintaining an appreciable amount of privacy—and five separate artists’ stations, designed by the Brooklyn-based firm All-Day Breakfast.
The author’s fresh tattooPhoto: Courtesy of Laura Neilson
Of the five artists currently on staff, Gusti, my assigned artist, was the only male—a surprising inverse of the usual male-dominant ratio at most tattoo studios. (“Diversity, equity, and inclusion is something we take very seriously,” Sakhai had told me earlier.) As we finalized my design and chatted about the process, Gusti nodded that most of his clients at Ephemeral were first-timers like me. Having worked as an artist for the last five years, he said that Ephemeral’s ink (currently only available in black) requires a slightly slower motion during the application, which was the only discernible difference he’d noticed. The healing process itself also takes slightly longer—on average four to six weeks, depending on the size and placement.
In less than 20 minutes, I had a fresh new tattoo and a free aftercare kit to bring home—a surprising perk compared to most studios, Dino confirmed. The same goes for cost and tipping; Gusti declined my offer to give him an extra gratuity, as it was already built into the pay structure, which is predicated on guaranteed wages. “The craft can come with a lot of financial instability, and we saw this as a great opportunity to provide a benefit to the artists we work with,” Sakhai explained.
After leaving, I asked Dino how my experience compared to any of his own. “Some studios can have an air of pretentiousness that’s intimidating and off-putting. This was the antithesis of that,” he said, validating my own sense of the event. As for my tattoo, I’ve yet to reveal it while it’s under wraps and healing, but so far…definitely no regrets.
90,000 Tattoo removal abroad – medical guide for tourists
This information is purely general information and should not be considered as medical advice from the site Med-Turizm.ru. All decisions about treatment, action after treatment and action during recovery should only be made after appropriate consultation with a qualified physician.
What is tattoo removal?
Tattoo Removal is a procedure to remove unwanted tattoos or permanent body art designs.
What are the ways to remove unwanted tattoos?
The most common tattoo removal procedures are:
- Laser Surgery: Laser energy is directed onto the tattoo to heat and destroy the tattoo ink. Different wavelengths of light are used for different colors.
- Dermabrasion: The tattoo is frozen and the skin is peeled off with a stiff brush or wheel. Tattoo ink seeps out of the skin.
- Surgical removal: The surgeon removes the tattoo with a scalpel and sutures the skin.
What are the chances of success with tattoo removal?
Removing a tattoo is more difficult than the tattoo itself because the ink is located under the top layer of the skin. Certain colors respond better than others, and certain skin tones are easier to work with. Not all patients manage to get rid of a tattoo completely.
Which specialists perform tattoo removal?
Tattoo removal is performed by a dermatologist.
Procedure / Surgery Duration: The duration of the tattoo removal procedure depends on the technique used, however, as a rule, it lasts from a few minutes to an hour.
Number of Sessions Required: Most patients will have to undergo multiple sessions to completely get rid of a tattoo. The number of sessions required depends on the color, size and type of tattoo.
Length of hospital stay: Not at all. Tattoo removal is done on an outpatient basis.
Anesthesia: All three of the above tattoo removal methods are done under local anesthesia.
Recovery: Most patients return to work and daily activities the same day or the next day after tattoo removal.
The total recovery time depends on the type of tattoo and the technique used.
After dermabrasion for 10 days, the skin may ache.
Risks: – Laser surgery may cause swelling and blistering or bleeding.- Scarring.
– Changes in the pigmentation of the surrounding skin.
Rehabilitation: – Use an antibacterial ointment for a few days after laser surgery or dermabrasion.
– Use an ice pack to reduce swelling.
– Take pain relievers to relieve pain.
Magic rituals, tattoo
Due to the fact that a huge number of Jolie fans and a huge number of tattoo fans rushed to shamans and tattoo parlors with the phrase: “I want the same!”But this is not the case!
But you need to understand that Sak Yant is not a picture on the body, not an ordinary tattoo. These are symbols, mantras that change a person. It is believed that Sak Yant possesses mystical power, bringing good luck, warning against losses, protecting against damage and accidental death. This is a huge responsibility that a person takes upon himself when drawing a picture; it is not enough to do Sak Yant, you must adhere to certain rules every day.
Sak Yant is applied by people practicing magic (shamans) and Buddhist monks, traditionally performed with a long bamboo stick (mai sak), pointed at the end, or with a long metal thorn (khem sak).It can be done with both ink and oil (Sak Yant will be invisible to others).
I chose Yant – protection from damage (very much the movement in Southeast Asia is chaotic, and I am on a motorbike) and Yant to bring things to an end (from laziness, so to speak) and another Yant, which, one might say, attracts good luck to a person. The wife chose what she saw fit. Yant was beaten by the son of Ajahn Koba, Ajahn Oh. it took no more than 20 minutes.
Ajahn Kob himself worked with his wife. After that, Ajahn Kob spoke to my tattoos.I honestly didn’t feel anything. But when he started talking tattoos to his wife, she practically lost consciousness (no, not from the heat – it was cool enough, and not from pain – Sak Yant “hitting” does not hurt with the right mood). After she described her condition as a whirlwind inside which swept everything away, but put it in its place. After applying and reading mantras over the tattoos, we performed the obligatory ritual of gratitude to the master, teacher Ajana Koba. And now we perform this ritual weekly: there is always something to thank and there is always something to ask for.
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The “Garden” casino is divided into small sections with stands, each of which employs a tattoo artist. In the semi-dark hall, lanterns blink in time with the music. Moreover, powerful lamps illuminate individual parts of the clients’ bodies – or should I say victims? – undergoing tattooing. But for some reason, tattoo machines in the hands of agile masters remind me of pistols.
“… she has tattooed arms… “
And colorful albums with sketches and photographs of how these works of art look on a living body look like engravings from the collection of the Inquisition.
The humming of the tattoo machine seems to some music
Masters of the reviving craft actively communicate with each other The common element made them forget even about the competition. They are happy to have the opportunity to exchange experiences with colleagues from other countries. Kai from Limburg even hears special music in the air:
– Very nice to hear how tattoo machines work when so many people get tattoos at the same time …
You can do it, but you can’t wash it off later …
The tattoo will change along with the skin
Linda from Bonn makes her first tattoo. After this exhibition, a butterfly flutters on its back, between the shoulder blades, forever.
– I have dreamed of a tattoo for a long time and have been thinking for eleven years whether to get it or not. I really wanted to go to this particular master from Bremen, and I waited for him to come to Cologne. I couldn’t decide where to get this tattoo.On the ankle, on the hand – somehow boring. The stomach is even worse, especially if you get better. And the skin on the back will remain the same after 20 years.
Sitting next to the girl’s friend looks dejectedly at this whole procedure. He refuses to comment on what is happening.
– He’s not happy. In general, he himself is to blame, because he came up with the idea when he offered me to get pierced. So let him not complain.
The highlight of the program is striptease
Not only famous masters attract clients.Prices at the exhibition are much lower than usual. The main thing here is advertising.
Famous tattoo artist Lim makes a tattoo to an American sailor who flew on leave from Afghanistan to Singapore on April 14.
Generally speaking, the cost of a tattoo is from 80 euros for a drawing the size of a matchbox. The highlight of the program was the striptease of girls with tattoos. But the visitors did not lag behind the professionals: suddenly, without any embarrassment, they began to demonstrate to everyone who wanted it or not, tattoos in the most unexpected places.Piercing lips, noses and other body parts on stage was also successful.
On the last day of the exhibition, the “best” awards were presented.
Nikolay Todorov impales the portrait of King Simeon on the back of a Bulgarian woman of fashion. Varna, 2001.
The biggest tattoo, the sexiest and the best black and white were awarded with prizes. Individuals of both sexes competed on the subject of who has more skin area occupied by a tattoo. It turns out there is no limit to perfection. But I still resisted and didn’t get a tattoo.
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Thermometer – “tattoo” will accurately measure body temperature
A team of scientists from the United States, China and Singapore has developed an electronic thermometer that is adapted to be worn on the skin at all times. The developers described it in detail in the journal Nature Materials. The so-called “smart tattoo” is a flexible electrical circuit with sensors that track not only body temperature, but also the mental state of a person.
The thermometer is made in the form of a thin film with gold-colored sensors. Its size does not exceed the size of a postage stamp. The film is attached to the skin. For this, there is a special glue that dissolves in water. The exact measurement of the temperature is determined by the “tattoo” thermometer.
On the human body, the device is very similar to a “barcode tattoo”. The developers of such a thermometer claim that the “tattoo” is rigidly attached. That is, she does not move out of her place.Even if it is applied to a moving area of the skin.
A big plus of the development is that it is endowed with the ability to measure temperature constantly, that is, throughout the day. The degree of accuracy is very high. And this can be explained as follows. The thermometer reacts to temperature fluctuations from 0.02 degrees Celsius.
A thermometer can be used not only to measure temperature, but also to observe the reaction of human blood vessels to the external environment.Small changes in temperature can show how blood vessels expand and contract. As a result, there is a reflection of the status of the cardiovascular system.
The device is still a prototype. Its current version needs an external power supply. The developers are looking for a way to integrate a solar panel into the next version of the thermometer.
It is now generally accepted that infrared cameras are the most advanced technology for assessing temperature.However, they are expensive. In addition, the patient must sit still. There are also adhesive sensors. However, their options are limited. In addition, they irritate the skin, and this already affects accuracy.
Thermometers in the form of a patch, which can be worn on the skin for a long time, are now being mass-produced. However, their accuracy is not as high. Usually 0.1-0.2 degrees.
If you take the development of John Rogers from the University of Illinois, then it is flexible thermometers.By the way, their width is only 50 microns, that is, about half of a human hair. They are inexpensive. They adhere to the skin like a temporary tattoo. Their accuracy is comparable to that of a $ 250,000 infrared camera.
The sensors are made of gold wires or silicone membranes, which are located on a thin rubber sheet with perforations. This is how the skin breathes. They determine the temperature with great precision: up to thousandths of a degree. They also measure blood flow, skin moisture.These parameters allow you to identify signs of illness and determine if a person is worried.
SINGAPORE NIGHT AND DAY | VeniVidi.ru
“Only a few people are rich in Singapore,” the taxi driver continued with some excitement. – The rest just barely.
According to my taxi driver, he earns 1000 Singapore dollars a month (1USD = 1.3 SGD) and is not enough for anything. However, the prices in Singapore, in my opinion, are even higher than in Tokyo, if you do not compare the cost of travel on any transport.
Metro costs $ 1-2, depending on the direction (in Tokyo, the cheapest fare, for example, one or two stops, would be $ 1.5). It is possible to understand the Singapore subway, but it is unlikely to work right away. You need to ask local passengers and they will be happy to help. For example, when buying a ticket from the machine, you must take into account that it will ask for an amount twice as high as the fare – a refundable deposit in case of a return trip. First, you need to select a ticket category on the screen at the bottom left, and then on the right of the metro map, touch a particular station.After dropping coins or inserting a banknote, you need to wait for a plastic card to appear. It is not inserted into the turnstile, but applied to the corresponding panel, as in Moscow buses.
Leaving the subway, they apply it again, and then go to the machine to receive a deposit. To do this, the card is applied to the white rectangle in the middle of the machine in the upper part of it and the command is awaited when it must be inserted into the slot from above. Then a coin pops up at the bottom – the returned balance of funds.
Metro stations and trains are very decent, but inferior in comfort to Tokyo. All platforms are completely separated from the tracks by a transparent partition with sliding doors for safety. Seating, as I noticed, is customary to give way to older people and women.
Taxis, which I have already mentioned, are not expensive in principle, but they cannot be called cheap either. Some drivers may increase the fare, then it is better to be indignant and threaten with the police. They say it works. By the way, the taxi driver, who complained about my life, took the fare clearly on the meter.Another colleague of his added the cost of gasoline and some kind of surcharges. It turned out instead of four – seven dollars. I said that I would pay with a card, which is technically possible in every taxi. I had no cash, so there were no options. The taxi driver was nervous as he dropped the meter reading and was waiting for the money. Then I said that I have 4 American dollars, which he took and he was completely satisfied with it. Note that four US dollars is much less than seven Singapore dollars.
You can also walk around Singapore, but only early in the morning or after sunset, because the heat, or rather the wet and sticky heat, will make you want to rush to the nearest air-conditioned cafe or store and never leave.Late in the evening is another matter, and it is quite possible to plunge into the Singaporean nightlife. It flows mainly in two adjacent places – Boat Quay and Clark Quay.
First, about Boat Kee, that is, the “boat dock” on the right bank of the mouth of the Singapore River. People come there for a walk during the day to admire the most beautiful part of the city – the skyscrapers of banks and powerful corporations over calm waters, a chain of colonial two-story buildings converted into restaurants and nightclubs.The parallel street inland is also filled with entertainment establishments.
In the evening, when the heat subsides, local restaurants on the first floors of the colonial architectural heritage are filled with tourists, whom the owners try to lure in the most sophisticated but identical ways. Basically, this is an offer to be photographed with live sea creatures who eat in the restaurant, so it becomes somehow inconvenient to refuse to go. Still everyone offers a 30% discount, which will be very difficult to feel in the presented invoice.They also offer a free mug of beer, but it comes from a decanter, for which you still have to pay.
Chinese, Malay and Thai food portions are divided into small, medium and large. But the “big” dishes served on the table, in my suspicion, turned out to be really small.
“This is not China for you,” the owner of a restaurant by the water of the Singapore River got rid of my objections. In general, I had to pay 50-60 dollars per person for a dinner that could not be called satisfying.Although some dishes were quite tasty, for example, local saté (chicken skewers with spicy peanut sauce).
In general, I mean that it is not out of place in Singapore to make sure that you are not cheated with money, although it is not easy to keep track of this in a restaurant, you can only realize it.
If we are talking about food, I will mention that in Singapore you should not be afraid of simpler food establishments, which are full almost on every corner. This is an al fresco Chinese fast food. There, for 5-7 dollars, they will offer noodles with seafood or smoked duck.Although such places look unpresentable, and the food is not fancy, but the dishes of such fast food are unusually delicious, representing homemade Chinese or homemade food.
But back to the nightlife in Singapore, now in the Clarke area. Drowning bass, noise and crowds of chewing, drinking and staggering people in colorful lighting betrays this place upstream of Boat Kee. On foot it takes about five minutes, with a reference point to the bungee jumping towers, from which you can be thrown down in cabins for several people, if you need a thrill.
Bars and discos begin nearby with or without live music, although not the incomplete madness of the Cypriot Ayia Napa, Greek Crete or the Spanish Ibis.
Crazy Elephant is a live rock pub. Tables and walls are covered with autographs of visitors. Beer at $ 15 a pint. The guy from the states sang amazingly, and then he started drinking beer with everyone. It was a pity that there was not enough time, and I had to go to get acquainted with the Singapore nightlife. Focusing on the lights and hooting bass, we turn to the right of the river, a little forward and we come across a completely exotic place – the “Clinic” bar.Dental chairs, medical screens, tables and chairs are installed right on the street, and cocktails are drunk from droppers. There were a lot of medstyle lovers.
Wandering through the night streets of Singapore, in one of the shops with a service system 24 hours a day, I came across an old man covered with a tattoo from head to toe and representing a man-fresco. I asked him to take a picture, paying $ 2.
Service in Singapore is generally normal, but it is far from Japan.In general, Singaporeans are trying to achieve positive in everything, be it in the coloring and lighting of buildings, be it in the interior of tourist buses. I have never seen live flowers at the same time with live fish in the bus driver’s cab. On the bus, which my colleagues and I had a chance to ride, there were three mini-aquariums with plants and cockerel fish, a purple orchid reminiscent of the North Korean Kimirsenia.
I was finally finished off when this flower, after it got dark on the street, began to illuminate with multi-colored illumination, and above the church I noticed a plush monkey.However, I would not be surprised if it turned out to be real.
Acronis founder Sergei Belousov: “I think everyone has already forgotten about Crimea”
Sergei Belousov is not shy about wearing a uniform: he comes to all interviews in a navy blue shirt with “Acronis” embroidery. Belousov placed the company’s logo on avatars in social networks, on a yacht, and even in the form of a tattoo on his shoulder. Acronis recently appeared on the Formula team’s Toro Rosso.
Belousov has great views of Asia.In 2014, he moved the Acronis headquarters from Boston to Singapore, in 2016 he opened a development center for 120 programmers (the second after the Russian one). By the end of the year, under a partnership agreement, Acronis will start operating in India. The office in Japan has existed since 2008; there is also a representative office in South Korea. And Belousov himself has long been a citizen of Singapore, not Russia. He says that in 1999, from the point of view of bureaucratic procedures, it turned out to be easier for him to obtain a Singapore passport than a Russian foreign one.For this reason, Belousov is not included in the Russian Forbes rating, unlike his partner Ilya Zubarev.
Belousov first arrived in Singapore in 1994, when he took up the production of computers and televisions: the main suppliers of components were in Asia. “I liked Singapore, I opened an office. Now I can consciously formulate: I do not want to be a member of some great empire, as Russia, China, and the United States position themselves. And Singapore is a small, neutral, very rich, politically independent country, ”Belousov argues.
For Acronis, whose revenue is about $ 200 million, Russia is far from the main market. Two-thirds of Acronis’s revenue comes from America and Europe, 25% comes from Asia and the rest of the world, including about 2.5% from Russia. However, a lot is still connected with the former homeland of Belousov. Here is the largest office of Acronis – 400 of the 750 employees of the company work there; this is where the research and development (R&D) center is. Belousov does not often visit Russia, although he is involved in many business and scientific projects.For example, he is a member of the councils Novosibirsk University, Innopolis, the Russian Quantum Center.
Forbes managed to find Belousov in the Singapore office of Acronis on the 30th floor in one of the Suntec City towers and ask him a few questions.
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– In an interview a couple of years ago, you said that in the future a significant part of the world economy will be concentrated in Asia.What is the strength of this region?
– Half of the world’s population lives in Asia and the political situation is stable. Yes, without democracy, but the main thing for business is stability.
In Asia, the largest stabilizer is China. He is not aggressive in foreign policy, and does not allow the kindling of conflicts around him. Therefore, everything is growing in Asia, and growth – fast or less rapid – will continue in the next few decades.
– What can you say about the slowdown in the growth rate of the Chinese economy? Some investors consider this to be almost a disaster.
– As far as I understand, there is a crisis in the development of capital, which Karl Marx predicted. The world economy develops in cycles: overproduction, underproduction, overproduction, underproduction … Everything slows down, then accelerates – a logical story. Anyone gets sick sometimes. So it is with the economy. I don’t see anything tragic.
– Russia turns out to be, on the contrary, unstable – with Crimea, sanctions …
– In my opinion, everyone has already forgotten about Crimea.
– But the sanctions remained.Do they affect your company?
– The sanctions do not directly affect the IT business in Russia. Further, we are different from other businesses with roots in Russia. Acronis is not based in Russia, I am not a Russian citizen. Finally, our focus is on private clients, small and medium-sized businesses. Sanctions usually apply to large strategic corporations.
– Do sanctions promote import substitution?
– For your interview, I will say this: while we see negative results.Talking about import substitution takes a long time. But there is no import substitution, no one buys anything.
– You are a citizen of Singapore, do not live in Russia, but at the same time you are concerned about the fate of Russian science. Why do you need this?
– I was born in Russia. Russia gave me an excellent education, and I have many friends and acquaintances there. This is my favorite country. Of course, I am not a Russian, but … People tend to do something where they can provide added value.It’s hard for me to do something useful in Indonesia, for example. There are many Indonesians there, and I am not really needed there. I can be useful in Russia. This is on the one hand. On the other hand, the best thing that can be done, in general, for society is to help with science and education.
– Is there enough time for this?
– This is a serial activity related to each other and to my business – it’s all about technology. Therefore, there is no need to allocate time on purpose. A person of my age who is actively working can occupy from 7 to 30 positions in various councils.Seven is easy, and 30 is hard, but also possible. Each council takes some time per quarter, for example, NSU – one day. Then there are emails – I send about 150 emails a day. And – about 100 calls a week. The functions, in short, look like this: we change the management system, hire people, give money, look for money.
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– There is an opinion that everything in Russian science is so bad that simply giving money no longer helps.More serious action is needed.
– Executions or what? Everywhere and always one thing is needed: people, management, money. Russian universities have graduates and publications. They are not in key positions in world rankings, like, say, universities in Singapore, but they are in the top 500. This is not zero.
– If you take a graduate of Phystech in 1995, when you graduated, and the current one. Who is cooler?
– Difficult to compare, because the role of science and technology has changed dramatically over 20 years.Probably, a graduate of Phystech in 1995 is the world elite, and now – not quite the world elite, but still a very high-quality frame. Historically, many of the coolest tech talents are of Russian origin, with the greatest concentration, of course, in Moscow. It is no coincidence that the Acronis Development Center is also here.
– And given the devaluation, these talents are also cheap.
– The cost of personnel is a relative thing. If Apple developers sat in Moscow and cost four times cheaper, then, probably, this would give the company a few percent of the profit.But the cost of development is not the most important thing. Apple is all about efficiency. No, even so – advancement. And it’s cooler than efficiency. You can be very efficient in development – rivet one technology after another that will be good, but will not be the best.
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Nowadays, personnel in Moscow are much cheaper – this is convenient from the point of view of competitiveness. But, let’s say, in 2007 it was very expensive. And nothing terrible happened, right?
– How deeply do you understand exactly the technological part of the business? Can you write the code?
– I can write code, but I do not write codes.I understand thoroughly.
– So you won’t cheat?
– No. I have a PhD in Computer Science. In general, the leaders of successful tech companies are very strong in either marketing or technology. Steve Jobs, for example, was more in the first category. I have expertise in both directions.
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Deepavali in Singapore | Rest in Singapore
Deepavali or Diwali (Deepavali) is the main Indian and Hindu holiday celebrated annually in Singapore on the new moon, which falls on the second day of the month of Kartika according to the Indian lunisolar calendar.The literal translation of the word Deepavali means “a garland of lights”, therefore the holiday is celebrated as “Festival of Lights” and symbolizes the victory of good over evil, in honor of which candles and lanterns are lit everywhere in the city.
Time: Deepavali 2016 – October 29, 2016
The Festival of Lights paints the whole of Singapore with a festive illumination of thousands of lights
Deepavali is celebrated by Hindus around the world and is one of the main festivals for overseas Indian diasporas.It is the most significant holiday in Hinduism, as well as Sikhism and Jainism, close to it in spiritual content. Its origin comes from the pagan festivals of the autumn harvest. The Hindu interpretation differs slightly in different regions, but in general it is associated with the victory of the god Krishna over the royal demon Narakasura, therefore Deepavali symbolizes the victory of good over evil, light over darkness.
Festive events last five days – starting on the 27th of the month of Ashvin, but culminating on the 2nd day of the month of Kartika, when the darkest night is observed due to the new moon.During Deepavali, ritual lamps, candles and lanterns (the so-called “dipa”) are lit, they decorate everything around them – houses, objects and statues of gods, give gifts to each other, say prayers to the goddess of wealth and prosperity Lakshmi, receive blessings from their parents, and fireworks and firecrackers are launched in the evenings.
All Hindus on this day wash with a special oil extracted from fermented sesame seeds, put on beautiful new clothes, and women still decorate their hands with an intricate pattern using henna.In addition, Hindus believe that during the Festival of Lights, the souls of the dead return to their homes, so their favorite foods and clothes are also prepared for them – all this is laid out on banana leaves in front of their photographs.
The doorways of Indian houses during Deepavali are decorated with bright patterns of rice flour and flower petals. This is “rangoli”, a special composition that invites deities to their dwellings to give their blessings for the coming year.
This holiday is most vividly celebrated in Little India – all the streets are decorated with garlands of lights, traditional shops and bazaars dazzlingly shine with gold and precious stones, and the clothes of passers-by often consist of exquisite saris.The air of the national quarter on this day is saturated with the aromas of verbena, rose and jasmine, which are mixed with the smells of sweet incense, Indian spices and Ayurvedic massage oils.
To immerse yourself in the holiday with your head, you can get yourself a temporary henna tattoo, taste delicious roti prata pancakes or just sit in a coffee shop with a cup of Indian tea, watching the colorful cultural action from the side.