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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.


    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.

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    Urinating tattoo artist charged with killing Frenchman

    Online Reporters, Published on 03/05/2018

    » A tattoo artist has been arrested and charged with killing a French tourist who intervened in a brawl between the urinating suspect and another Frenchman in Bangkok early on Thursday.


    Celebrating 141 years

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/09/2015

    » On Saturday, the Fine Arts Department will celebrate the 141st anniversary of national museums by hosting academic activities called "Museum For All", from 1.30-4.30pm at Damrong Rajanuphap Auditorium, the National Museum Bangkok.


    The business of leather goods

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 10/07/2012

    » The long and unlikely path one Thai businessman took to success in leather goods exports to Japan.


    The cinema bridge

    Life, Published on 24/09/2014

    » Looking for her lead actor, director Nichaya Boonsiripan spent three months hanging out at the Immigration Service Centre for Legalised Labourers of Three Nationalities (Myanmar, Cambodian and Laos). She finally picked up Aung Naing Soe for the film Myanmar In Love In Bangkok (Ruk Pasa A-Rai), a romantic comedy about love between a Thai woman and a male migrant worker from Myanmar, which is currently showing in selected cinemas.


    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.


    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 22/10/2016

    » 1. We've made several mentions of The Forest, one of two Thai short films to be featured at the prominent 18th Far East Film Festival earlier this year. Hailed as a masterpiece by foreign critics for its "classic horror-style camera angles" and its "unique perspective and presentation of Isan culture", those who missed the film's limited screening in SF World Cinema last month can get another chance at watching the film at the Filmmaker's Forum event at the Whiteline Bar on Silom Road tomorrow. The event will also be attended by director Paul Spurrier, who will be discussing his experiences with the film. Screening begins at 8pm.

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