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May 18, 2013

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Written by: Alba Ma
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Which are the tattoos that stand out?
My first tattoo is on my upper back, it’s of a diamond. My favourite tattoo is actually my most recent one, it’s on my right upper arm, of a hybrid of a unicorn and a pegasus.

What motivated you to get tattoed?

For me, tattoo is decoration

For me, tattoo is decoration. I know many people tattoo themselves because it represents a period of their life, and some tattoos might have a deep meaning for them, but this is not the case for me at all. I simply like the effect of ink on my skin. I think it looks spectacular—when it’s done right, of course!”

Do you regret any of the tattoos you’ve gotten?
I like the idea that a tattoo is permanent. That means once it’s done there is no going back.The very idea of that really excites me.I am a person of no regrets.

I am a person of no regrets.

Do you plan on getting more? If so, of what?
Yes! For me I don’t treat each tattoo as a separate piece. Instead, I think of it as an ongoing process to “fill-up the canvas”, and every time I have something new, it’s considered a portion of a bigger piece. I am considering a few options for my next portion. It could be a dragon, it could be a koi… I am influenced by traditional Chinese tattoo culture and really want a piece something Chinese to be represented on my skin, which is who I am, essentially.

Is the pleasure worth the pain?
For me, getting tattoo is not really a painful experience. If anything it reminds me of why I get it. It’s an experience and you have something to show for it at the end of the process, and it stays with you forever. So yes, I guess in that sense it’s totally worth it.


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About the Author

Alba Ma
Art has always played an important role in Alba’s life (ever since grade school when she discovered that art making could get her out of team sports). Upon completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Alba was a luxury travel PR manager before breaking out as an editor and writer for various lifestyle publications. She’s currently the deputy editor of a leading interior design magazine and freelancer based in Hong Kong.


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