Tuesday, March 28, 2017

So it has been 2 years...

So it has been 2 years since I last updated my blog. As many of you might have thought I could have been out of the Tattoo Industry, but sorry to break your bubble ; I was not.

I have been travelling alot and learning new things, gaining new experiences and of course, working in a different environment and keeping myself busy as much as I could.

But the good news is, I will be taking new appointments for Tattoos once again.

My current free dates/time are as follows :

8th April 2017 ( Saturday )
10am-3pm

9th April 2017 ( Sunday )
10am-2pm

16th April 2017 ( Sunday )
10am-1pm

29th April 2017 ( Saturday )
10am-3pm

Whatsapp @ 96676536 or Email : DiamondFangs@live.com

Please note to make your appointments at least 5-7 days in advance and a deposit of $100 is required at the time of scheduling to hold your appointment.

No appointments will be held without a paid deposit upon booking. Simply put, if you don’t pay your deposit, you will not have an appointment. This is to ensure that our artist is compensated for all of their time drawing your custom work of art, if you do not show up to your appointment.

Deposits are payable online through DBS/POSB Bank Tranfer, or you may pay in person if that is more convenient to your location. Please email a copy of the receipt from paying your deposit to use it as credit towards your tattoo.

Deposits will be forfeited if a client is deemed truant, unless notified 48hrs in advance for a rescheduling. Please note rescheduling only apply once, thereafter deposits will be forfeited. Deposits are not refundable.

Drawing time is initially included in your tattoo rate, as well as any changes to your artwork, if your idea changes completely you will be charged a drawing fee which is not included in the initial deposit.

If you are still not sure, feel free to contact me.

Till then, enjoy my new artworks I did while I was in Japan.





Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Back in Business !

Waddup People !!

After a long hiatus I am back to take in some new appointments. I am reworking on my portfolio again, so need 2 Females and 1 Male canvases for a new tattoo project.

Will be charging only $80 per session - Usual $350.

Throw in the themes that you would like to work on and if it excites me and benefits my portfolio, we can carry on from there. First come First serve.

I am also looking for one Female who would like to represent Immortal Tattoos as a Tattoo Ambassador. Must be outgoing, look good and be at least 18 years of age. Must not have any tattoos as all tattoos will be Sponsored by Immortal Tattoos. There will be chances of going to overseas conventions in the future.

To all who are interested in the above - message me on SMS/whatsapp 96676536.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Vlog # 2 - Toothache from Hell

VLOG 2 - TOOTHACHE FROM HELL ! Do hit on the Thumbs Up and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE !



Monday, January 19, 2015

Vlog #1

Hey guys ! Check out my First Youtube Vlog ! Do hit on the Thumbs Up and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE !




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Scratchers of Singapore

So it has been months since I last blogged. I apologize to all, for the disappearing act I pulled. I have been busy for the past months trying to put a media project together which is still ongoing. Hopefully, it will be released somewhere in Mid-March 2015. I have also been trying to build my portfolio from scratch, so that has been a pain in the ass as I am caught up on weekdays, and only left with the Weekends to actually ink.

With that aside, speaking of "scratch", I have been active on Instagram lately, ( as some of you, who are following me might know. ) and I should say its a good source for me to meet fellow Artists and share ideas ; But, its also a place where I have come across tons of SCRATCHERS !

What is a Scratcher? Well in short, it means, "An inexperienced, untalented, unclean and untrained tattooer ; usually found working out of home. They frequently place their clients health at risk by re-using needles and not sterilizing the equipment
."

Don't get me wrong, but I do know lots of artists who work from home nowadays due to the overhead cost with the uprising property prices. In Singapore though, tattoo artists are not required to get a licence before setting up a practice. There is no regulatory authority for tattoo studios as well and there isn't any "legal age" to get inked either.

It doesn't matter if you are self taught or have gone through a tattoo apprenticeship, but being a professional tattoo artist, it means to put your clients health before the money you make. As a professional, you should have the responsibility to know what is right.

It is standard practice to sterilise equipment in an autoclave machine and use new needles for each tattoo session and to at least put on some fucking gloves. And even if you have all the Grade A equipments to safeguard your client, at least fucking learn how to do clean lines and do proper shadings and pack in the colours well, even before you start tattooing on a Human Being !!

I believe lots of Artists of different mediums, would agree with me on this point where, "It does not mean that if you are a great fine arts painter, or an awesome cartoonist, or even a spaced out graphic designer ; you can easily pick up a tattoo machine and do just as well." - This is fucking bullshit.

Some are not cut out to do what they intend to do. I am not trying to discourage anyone here, but facts remain. If you suck at it, even after practicing for couple of years and still suck at it, maybe you should opt for a career change.

I first started out apprenticing for a full year, drawing, learning more and inking on pig skin, ( they did not have practice skin back then.) before I started inking on a Human Being. I was my first customer. Yes, you heard that right. I inked myself to understand how someone else would feel that pain I am inflicting. With more practice, I started inking professionally and the rest was history. If my work had sucked even after a year and I see no improvement in my work, I would have definitely given up. I guess, many would not, because of the money they are making, but to me, I rather not ruin someone's body just because I am blinded by the cold cash. I have turned down lots of clients over the past decade of being in this industry, as I know, I won't be able to pull some of the designs.

I am just blessed to have an awesome mentor like Carlston, who have taught me as much as he could. Even up until today, I am still learning.

I also like to add that, just because you work from a Tattoo Studio, it does not mean, you would be doing a clean job. There are plenty of unethical tattoo studios sprouting out around this Sunny Island. One should take note of whatever I have pointed out. It starts with clients like yourselves in supporting them. The more of these studios are given attention to, all because they charge cheaper, very soon Professional Studios have to start moving out, like myself for instance.

Here are some snaps I got from Instagram that shows a typical scratcher. I am not here to name and shame, but its to educate the people on what to watch out for. I am not sure where this guy is from, but nonetheless - The same old shitty setup is a dead giveaway.







With that said, I am really amused that people actually "LIKE" these tattoos. Are you fucking kidding me? They say Art is Subjective, but its more licentious than anything. People should really educate themselves. Its a struggle every Artists of any medium go through to spread knowledge of what's Art and what's not. But end of the day its you who is going to live with it.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Interview

For those who have missed the Interview, You can watch it here.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vasantham - 9pm - 6th Nov 2014

Hey all Lovely People !! Its been a long time hasn't it? I been very busy with external projects recently and was unable to update as much. I promise I will updating as much as I could over the period of time. So please bear with me.

With that said ; My interview will be broadcasted on Local TV ( Singapore), Vasantham @ 9PM tonight ( Thursday, 6th November 2014 ). - On Vizhigal.

This will be my 3rd appearance regarding about tattoos and shit. I do apologize in advance for my bad Tamil, but hopefully there will subtitles.




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hiatus

Ladies and Gentlemen - After an unprecedented hiatus from tattooing ; I have decided to come back with brand new project.

I currently need canvases for tattoos for mandala dotwork themed or something of your own idea with my twist. Any design tat can cop-orated within the same flavour. Or, if you have have a badass idea/design where even the Gods can't say no ! 

Charging at only $100 per tattoo - Maximum of 2 session. ( 3-3.5hrs per session) Why - You might ask. I guess, I just want to start something new and fresh and revamp my whole tattoo portfolio once again !! 

Interested parties please email me your ideas at tattoos@diamondfangs.com or get back to me at Whatsapp @ 96676536. 

I won't be taking any more appointments after June 10th 2014 until further notice.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Project Continues

Final Call to those ladies who are interested in helping me out in this project, after my sketch works got stolen couple of months ago.

Female Models Wanted for Tattoo Canvas & New Sketch Project!!

Models who are interested will have their pictures taken in which will later, will be drawn out in forms of Pinups/La Calavera Catrinas for Artist's Project. Do note this is not a highly paid project but models will receive a copy of the Hand Drawn Art Work which requires lots of Man hours plus a small monetary sum of $80-$100.

Interested models are only required for an Hour or so to have reference pics taken. Topless might be required in reference to bigger sketches. Do note this is a project for an Alternative Sketch Project, that turns models into Art Works. Models are required to have the X-factor through expression to capture interesting features.

Interested models : Email Models@DiamondFangs.com or Whatsapp @ 96676536

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sheep Bone Tattoo Instrument




This is the Protoype of my Hand Poking Tattoo Instrument I made out of the Bone of a Sheep. In time I will make changes in thread tying and change the material for grip as I see fit. 

And please note I won't be using this for regular tattoos !!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

New Line Up

As most of you would have known that over the past few months, things were pretty messy in my Life ; Having my artworks stolen, shattered love, projects cancelled, temporary lost of interest in Tattoo Artistry and of course, Depression. 

Couple of weeks more and we embrace 2014 !! I am super-psyched with 2014, as it looks very promising. *TOUCH WOOD* 

I have lined up couple of tours around Asia and a high possibility to be back in Van Diemen's Land, which I call Home. Along with another body suspension in Melbourne. I will also be re-working on my stolen La Calavera Catrina Project, but probably under another name. Not forgetting, setting up a full-on appointment based, private tattoo studio. As well as, re-inventing my tattoo styles, just so as an Artist I can evolve together with my Human Canvases. And who knows, maybe another Love Story is waiting to be unfold. 

3 years ago, in 2010, I killed my alter ego "Diamond Fangs" due to lots of unforeseen circumstances, along with it, my career went downhill as well. I guess its about time I resurrect Diamond Fangs and get my shit together. 

Dear 2014, I just can't wait to hold you against the wall and fuck the shit out of you.


Sorry for the grainy look. Taken by Handphone Camera. This is a Work in Progress I did today. And yes, I have started Tattooing !!

Plus - I did this sketch not long ago and my "client" vanished even before it can be turned into a tattoo. Anyone up for it?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Artworks Stolen...

A few days ago I posted this on my FB : 

How Fucking Great !! All my Artworks N Sketchworks which I was working on for my New Project, has been fucking stolen from my house !! I sincerely plead with the one who took it away from my place, to return it to me. It could have been that you or one of your friends, might have taken it and kept it by accident. But please if you had been to my studio in the past week, do check your bags or something as it could have been mistakenly kept there. I understand that it happens, but these Artworks means alot to me. I am really begging to have it returned to me... Please ! I would be very grateful even if you could just leave it outside my door, ring the door bell and run off... 

Couple of days passed and this is what I have to share. 

- Few days has passed and I have yet to receive any information on the whereabouts of my Artworks. Numerous SMSes and calls have lead me to nowhere. Over the past few days, I have lost more than just my Artworks and it has been very hard to accept. Even the one who I thought cared, had the door shut on me. This is a very difficult time for me. I feel like I am pulled back to where I was, 4 years ago - BROKEN. As much as I want to put it behind me, it seems, there is no escape from this torment. 

I tried my level best to lock away my demons but somehow, they always find their way back into my Life. I don't know how long am I gonna pull this emotional impalement together with the help of Alcohol, but I just hope this won't put me in an Asylum in the near future. 

I am sick and tired of this repetitive process where the things I adore ; always find its way out of the window, one way or another. 

I thank all those who have expressed their concern via SMSes and calls to me. At the same time, I do apologize folks, for I seriously had enough of this dream of mine to be shattered again. 

They say, "Treasure what you have, as one day you might lose it and regret if you don't." - Yet its funny how, some people are just out there to rob you of your treasures.
I have decided to give up on the current projects and events and what not as the only place where I feel "safe" is a dark corner of the World which I built for myself.-

I have decided to re-invent new styles of tattoos and I am looking for 5 human canvases who would be interested in a 10cmX10cm tattoo of my own style, to be done at NO COST.

I am also looking for 2 females who would be interested in doing tattoos and photoshoots as well.

If you think you have what it takes, contact me @ 96676536 ( SMS or Whatsapp ) or email me - Tattoos@DiamondFangs.com

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Public Announcement Service

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT SERVICE : 

Greetings Ladies & Gentlemen. 

As most of you might know, I have been inking close to 8 years and without a doubt, it has been a great experience. But, after weeks of battling with my Demons, as to whether or not to continue this trade, has finally came to a standstill and I finally made a decision, which would either erase me for who I am, or would push me up in the league in this industry. 

Whatever the outcome might be, I guess its all for the best. So, as of the 1st of August 2013 onwards, I would no longer be taking in anymore appointments for tattoos until further notice. But do note, all ongoing pieces will still be continued and some new appointments ( only for special cases) will still be entertained. To add on to that, I would only be tattooing on what I want to tattoo as well. I am sick and tired of doing repeated designs of the same old hearts and tribals and phrases and what not. 

I would be taking couple of months break from tattooing to embark into a new journey ; a new project, in which I desperately want to accomplish by end of 2013. 

I do apologise to the ones I have to turn down, but not to worry as I will refer you to other artists who would do a great job as well. For Enquiries or to make an appointment, Email/SMS me : Tattoos@DiamondFangs.com / +65 96676536 

On a sidenote : I am looking for 25 Females with nice facial features to work with in the New Project which I would be working on in August 2013. 

If you think you got what it takes to be part of Diamond Fangs's history, kindly contact me. Thank You all! 

See ya on the other-side.

Friday, May 17, 2013

no INK without EFFECT



My 6th Event - Ladies and Gentlemen ! 

Live Tattoo Showcase by DiamondFangs ! 
Free Flow Smirnoff with EFFECT from 7pm-9pm 
Smirnoff Bottle with 6 Cans of EFFECT @ $120+ 
Bucket of 5 Asahi Bottle @ $50+ 

Event brought to you by : Bar 22 - EFFECT - Immortal Tattoos, Singapore. 

 Do support and come down over !!
 http://www.facebook.com/events/368594206583641/

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Blue Lotus Chakra


Drew this Buddha/Mandala Sketch for my Client, but did some last minute changes to a lotus instead.


Lotus Sketch Finalized and all good to go !!


Blue Lotus Chakra - Work in Progress