Mid-2000s

CLEO (Singapore) - - BEAUTY -

Tat­toos be­came more widely ac­cepted as a form of artis­tic ex­pres­sion – and less as­so­ci­ated with gang­ster­ism – as peo­ple started to ac­knowl­edge that tat­toos can have per­sonal mean­ings.

“So many peo­ple got the an­gel with wings be­cause of David Beck­ham. I must have done a good 200, and that was just me alone. There must have been a lot more out there.” - Sa­muel

Pop­u­lar de­signs: Biome­chem­i­cal “skin tears”, an­gel with wings, Black­work (dis­tinc­tive mo­tifs with bold, black shad­ing)

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