Leaving The Pain Behind



A young man living a life of sex, violence and debauchery discovers mindfulness and becomes a monk and tattoos himself …

She is a little girl from a privileged family, living like a princess until she is raped. She battles with depression until she begins to tattoo herself …

A ballerina from a top school in Singapore chooses a path that would mock the system.

John’s legs and back are heavily tattooed. He hides them from his clients as not many people trust inked lawyers…

Athena is in love with a Thai boy. She tattoos the Thai words “jao ying” on the nape of her neck. She wants him to treat her like a princess …

Singapore’s veteran DJ Chris Ho is an outspoken rebel. He shares his past, his pain and his body art with us in this book.

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Self-mutilation, self-expression or memento. Sometimes, there are stories behind the seemingly frivolous body art. Tattoos do hurt, but to some, it’s not just the beauty or the intimidating appearance they’re after. It is a form of expression for a much deeper hurt. In the most challenging project since his return to the publishing industry, author Chan Joon Yee dares to go beneath the epidermis to explore some of the hidden tales under the skin of puritanical Singapore.

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