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    Tattoo artists to face new guidelines

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 15/09/2018

    » City Hall plans to issue guidelines to set a minimum standard of quality and hygiene for 4,000 tattoo artists in Bangkok, following a 20-year campaign to have their work recognised as a profession.


    The controversy over “tattoo tourism”

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 06/06/2011

    » Thailand’s tourist industry has added a new and lucrative segment but not everyone is happy.


    Damn everlasting

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 23/09/2017

    » Only one word can encapsulate Tattoo Colour and what it's like to be sitting in the same room with them: guan teen. This would roughly translate to its members' smartass demeanour. It is no wonder that this energy, time and time again, makes their music feel like the equivalent of your all-knowing college BFF giving you a pat on the back (or smack in the head) when love goes bitter.


    What’s trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 06/01/2018

    » 1 Art gallery, bar and tattoo shop Maison Close BKK will be hosting a special art exhibition, Ero Guro, at their venue tonight, 8pm. It will focus on the Japanese artistic movement of "ero guro", which uses grotesque images of spirits and sexuality to portray eroticism, sexual corruption and decadence. The movement began in Japan in the 1930s. The exhibition will feature works from some of the best contemporary ero-guro artists, including Toshio Saeki, Suehiro Maruo and more.


    Spirit animal

    Guru, Mika Apichatsakol, Published on 19/08/2016

    » Born in New York, Luke Satoru is a Japanese halfie who decided to give his Thai father's homeland a try 10 years ago for better opportunities. Fast-forward to today, Luke is an exhibiting artist, paints murals for hotels like the Shangri La and Rosewood, and owns a cool tattoo studio on Charoen Krung Road called Black Pig where he's the resident inker. We decided to invade his space for a chat about his personal journey from an art student in NYC to an accomplished family man and artist in BKK. It's a story involving rejection, pigs' heads and the Misfits. Read on.


    LA make-up

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 23/08/2016

    » Clad in black, Kat Von D creatively batted asymmetrical eye make-up with a different colour on the left and right eyelid. Her followers can copy the look by watching a tutorial on her official YouTube channel, where another video has her talking about a tattoo concealer.


    Spirits run deep

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 14/03/2016

    » Downstairs: a vintage Fiat, a vintage Austin Mini, a few Mercedes. Upstairs: a wild museum of spiritual imagery, Brahmin, Buddhism, animism -- tall effigies of leopard-striped hermits and beautiful Buddha statues, talismanic scrolls of occult origins and prints of Khmer calligraphy.


    Lucky enough

    Brunch, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 17/03/2019

    » Any celebrity would want their face to be seen anywhere, be it press, radio, TV or social media. But sometimes it can be a double-edged sword that could do both harm and good.


    No dizzying heights

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 11/08/2017

    » The Dark Tower had every reason to be good. It's an adaptation of a renowned series of novels by Stephen King. It features Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in leading roles. It's also directed (and scripted) by the man who wrote the 2009 Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, as well as 2012's A Royal Affair, both stellar films.


    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/01/2017

    » 1. For those needing a Thai mainstream-music fix, Chang Music Connection Musictropolis is back on Jan 27 with a gigantic series of concerts for the next four weeks at Jarun Burapharat Stadium. The festival kick-starts at 5pm with some of the biggest names in the Thai music industry, such as Lomosonic, Tattoo Colour, Sweet Mullet and JoeyBoy with F*cking Hero, and DJ Spydamonkee taking over the stage. The week after, Getsunova, Buddha Bless and Ab Normal will be tearing the house down. For tickets and further information, go to

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