Dec201401
The Golden Age of Hong Kong Tattooing
01:46 PM



In the Needles & Sins Facebook group this weekend, member Jack Two Hands posted this Vice video, embedded above, which I had to share in case you didn't catch it. It's a wonderful segment on tattoo history and a look into today's tattoo culture in Hong Kong.

In the video, 60-year-old Jimmy Ho talks about how he opened his first tattoo shop at the age of 14, following in the footsteps of his tattoo artist father, and what it was like to tattoo at that time and throughout the years till today. VICE visited his shop, Mong Kok, and also talked to Ho's former apprentice and clients. A must see!


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