About The Tattoo Artists Behind 印 (Inked)

Tai Ann Teo

Did you know? As of 18th September 2020, Japan has ruled that tattoo artists no longer require a medical license, concluding that tattooing has "artistic features", rather than a "medical act". Long gone the days when tattoos are associated with gangs, violence and drugs. History has become a culture, and the monochromatic inked identification has turned into a manifold of artistic appreciation and self-expression. People covered with tattoos might still receive uncomfortable stares from others, or viewed with a negative first impression (cc: the older generations). Today, we see tattooists as ones who leave their creativity and imaginations imprinted on...

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National Day Story Feature: Vanesia

Tai Ann Teo

Vanesia, 20, is a graduate from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma in Restaurant & Culinary Operations. She was a fanatic for pastry, which led her to choosing her course in polytechnic. During her course of education, she was taught restaurant servicing in the Food & Beverage industry and learnt core skills such as F&B management, culinary science and kitchen operations. This was when she picked up the ropes of serving and sprouted her passion for it. Recently, Vanesia emerged with a Gold medal in the regional WorldSkills Competition in Singapore in June 2018. She was then awarded with a competing opportunity in the...

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