Lee Wai Leng
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.”