Hello! Firstly, I would like to give a huge thank you to SimplySxy for featuring me. My name is Alize and I am a tattoo artist that practices Japanese Irezumi (Japanese tattoo) in Singapore. I am also currently the only female that is mainly studying Japanese Irezumi in Singapore.
Where did your inspiration to be a tattoo artist come from?
Honestly I just wanted to be a cool young adult and be part of the cool scene (laughs).
When I was young, I was always known as the shy kid in class that draws the best. Gradually as I grew older, I was exposed to Japanese Irezumi, mainly via anime and the Internet and I was so charmed by it.
To me, Japanese Irezumi is so fiercely beautiful. I do not know how to explain how I feel towards it but there is something so purely seductive and charming about it. Therefore this explains why I chose to be a tattoo artist and also study its craft!
What challenges do you face as a tattoo artist?
Dealing with people who are trying to tell you how to tattoo and create the work.
I would like to emphasise to do your own research and study the artist’s work before approaching them!
I always make it very clear on how I would approach the tattoo and clients should be clear of my body of works before arranging an appointment to discuss. I believe its both parties’ responsibility to understand and trust one another.
Is there a story behind one of your tattoos that you like to share with us?
My sleeves are done as a reminder to myself that there is no turning back.
Rather than focusing on my sleeves and any stories behind it, I would love to take this chance and say that it is the huge amount of time invested, the process, the pain and dedication that makes getting a large scale Japanese Irezumi such a endearing experience to share – rather than having trying and finding to input meaning into your tattoo.
The craft itself is beautiful enough!
What have you always wanted to do but have yet to find the time for it?
Thank you for asking this! I have always wanted to try out MMA ever since I was a kid but my parents were against it and now I do not have the time and commitment for it.
If you can have a super power, what will it be?
I would love to fly! To be able to able to enjoy amazing sceneries from a bird’s eye view would definitely be super amazing.
Are you more of a morning person or night owl?
I would pick night but a good cup of ice coffee solves the problem!
What turns you off on a date?
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve gone out on a date (laughs). If I have to pick, I would say turning up late.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Alize. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
My tattoo girls are the sexiest (laughs) . You do YOU!
Follow the gorgeous Alize on:
My tattoo IG: http://instagram.com/alizetattoo
Business Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tattoo studio IG: http://instagram.com/8voltstattoo
Tattoo studio website: http://www.8voltstattoo.com
Images from Alize
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