I just LOVE how body art perpetuates in all areas!
Gone are the days where body art only restricts us to draw Buncho or Acrylic paints on our faces during a circus carnival. Tattoos might’ve been something to frown upon by the elders back in the days but oh no, not anymore – not in this era.
You see many urbanites sporting artsy-fartsy tatts and yes, even grizzly looking ones on almost all areas of the body namely the arms, calves, shoulder blades, back, belly, ears, neck, wrist and the list goes on. But have you actually seen one :
Now you will.
BECAUSE IMMA SHOW YOU THAT IT’S POSSIBLE.
Courtesy of Xavier Mah, PR Manager of A Cut Above, I was extended an invitation to attend Malaysia’s Largest Hair Tattoo Competition Finals 2009 held in Zouk KL. Being an avid fan of tattoos, body art and body mods myself, I was looking forward to it all week!
In fact, this event had THE MOST amount of guests wearing black that I have ever saw. Ya know in Malaysia, hair stylists or people in this in hair industry always seem to have a thing for black. Everyone looked like groupies of My Chemical Romance!
Mr. Don Seale of Wahl Far East gave his speach on why Wahl products
should only be used for fine and precise hair tattooing
I reckon that “Mac” could be a short name from his
looooooong Japanese name
All the proceeds of this charitable event goes to 5 designated beneficiaries Disabled Homes, Deaf Homes, Childrens’ Homes and Kidney Failure Patients. Count me in whenever there’s charity involved!
It was soon time for the finalists to come up on stage to showcase their fine works of tattoo art. The stage was very oddly shaped so I couldn’t get to shoot ALL of the contestants but here’s a few though. Let’s take a look at some of them!
I have my personal favorites, what’s yours?
This one was a fusion!
Reggae colors and dreadlocks on top
THE NEXT ONE TOTALLY WOWED ME
it’s my favorite, here’s another angle of them
My booties were beginning to kill me. So I finally sat down after a few hours standing. When each and every finalist and their models were done with the catwalks,it was time to reveal the winner!
But while waiting, how can I not camwhore with the peeps around me ey?
And of course Xavier and Erin
who were sitting beside me
OKAY NOW LEMME ANNOUNCE THE TOP 3!
R5. Steve Chong Wai Fatt + His striking hellboy creation
1st Runner Up
R2. Heacky Cheach Yeu Hoe + His multi-coloured skull creation
2nd Runner Up
R6. Peter Pang Yong Chang + His life facial features creation
(He also bagged Most Talented Artist Award!)
Mine is still THE FACE!
So abstract and Aquarius-like