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Animals Tattoo

Stippling Tattoos by Choi Yun

Choi Yun, 27, is not a fan of the term “dotwork.” Instead, she employs precise stippling to achieve intense gradient shading and reduce tattoo machine impression marks. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Chugye University, and her parents have always encouraged her to pursue her dream of becoming a tattooist right out […]

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Color Comics and Cartoons Miniature Tattoo

From Ceramics to Castles: The Work of Ovenlee

Ovenlee was born in 1995 in Chuncheon, the capital city of Gangwon Province in South Korea. She attended university in 2014 and studied ceramics and textiles before opting to pursue a career as a tattooer in 2018. Fascinated by the countryside’s natural beauty, she depicts it in vivid color in her tattoos. She creates fantastical […]

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Animals Classic Color Tattoo

Eastern Asian Cultures Influence Daldam’s Tattoos

Daldam is a 29-year-old tattooer who draws inspiration from Chinese art, Japanese mythology, and Korean culture. She travels back in time to the period of porcelain vases and goblin legends to delicately tattoo these themes on her clients’ bodies. Peonies, massive waves, and tigers all have significant meaning in the East, which she is aware […]

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Color Tattoo

Solar’s Tattoo Jewelry is Inspired by Kings and Queens

Some people regard tattoos as purely decorative. Solar recreates antique European jewels and royal artifacts using the fine-line tattooing technique popular in South Korea. Solar is all about the details, from brooches to crowns, curlicues, and bling! She is currently working with 30 other colleagues at Sol Tattoo studio in Seoul. She prefers working there […]

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Art Tattoo

Pauline’s Flowing, Evocative Line Art

Before exploring tattooing, this 27-year-old artist studied environmental sculpture at Seoul National University. Pauline, a well-known Korean tattoo artist, began his career in 2015 and has since done numerous guest spots in Asia and Europe. His art is characterized by figural distortion, scribbling lines, passion, and movement. Pauline’s delicate tattoos are influenced by Austrian art […]

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Color Painting Tattoo

Hansan’s Tattoo Remakes of Famous Paintings

Hansan is a tattooist based in Seoul, South Korea. She lives with three cats which she regards as more than family; they are soul-mate creatures who provide her joy and health. And inspire her to tattoo cats, dogs, and other animals on the skins of her customers. While this is one of her primary themes, […]

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Flowers and Plants Painting Tattoo

Interview with Abii about Porcelain Paintings to Tattoos

While Abii earned a degree in scenography from Sangmyung University in 2011 due to her love of reading plays and visualizing theatrical sets, her student hobby was porcelain painting, which influenced her career choice (resulting in six years as a professional porcelain artist). Her interest in tattoos sprang from a desire to see her works […]

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Animals Tattoo

Tattooing Beloved Pets: An Interview with Kimria

The South Korean film industry, like the tattoo industry, is thriving. South Korea is a fine-line micro tattooing powerhouse because the quality and skill are exceptional, as demonstrated by Kimria, a Seoul-based artist specializing in pet portraits on skin. Kimria, who works in black-and-grey and color, discusses her passion for assisting clients in reconnecting with […]

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Art Body Art Tattoo Therapeutic

Tattoo Therapy: The Dotwork of Jingxi from Shanghai

One of our goals at Scene360 is highlighting creative individuals who see “art as therapy,” and that is the case of Shanghai-based tattooist Jingxi who is focused on transmitting her clients’ emotions and feelings into tattoo designs placed on their bodies. Her art style may diverge, but as she says it isn’t really about the […]

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Movies Special Feature

Anticipating Asian Cinema in 2019

Anticipation is an expression of bias, which is not to say that the bias is uninformed. I have seen only two of the ten Asian films listed below (“Burning” and “Believer,” both for festivals)—but my piqued interest in the others is not entirely arbitrary. What commends these various titles from Japan, China, Korea and Laos […]