Lee Wai Leng

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Wai Leng is known for monochro­matic line work and na­turethemed tat­toos.

“There has been a rise in the num­ber of tat­too artists in Sin­ga­pore – not just fe­male ones. I sup­pose one of the rea­sons for this is that many of the stig­mas that were as­so­ci­ated with tat­toos have van­ished, and tat­toos are in­creas­ingly ac­cepted as a form of per­sonal artis­tic ex­pres­sion.

In my opin­ion, the gen­der dis­crim­i­na­tion or inequal­ity fe­male tat­too artists face is the same kind faced by women in other work en­vi­ron­ments. But at the end of the day, what mat­ters most is the qual­ity of the fi­nal ink, and the work is some­thing that can­not be dis­crim­i­nated against. Any mis­con­cep­tions about gen­der usu­ally van­ishes when the work is com­pleted.”

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