It is Friday again! Time for a lazy and light post, hurray! πŸ˜› I know most of you visit this blog and just be a silent reader when you read my β€˜heavy’ posts, such as the one I posted yesterday. Too bad it is my style of blogging and as you know it is kinda hard not to write in your own way hehe. After all you are here to read what I write and going through my craps not to read what you expect me to write right? Or it is the other way around?

Cibol posted something on tattoos yesterday on his blog. I couldn’t resist writing something on that as well. Some of you probably still remember I wrote New Year resolutions for year 2007 on my old WordPress blog. The blog is no longer accessible and my resolutions also buried together with the blog. Haha!

One of the resolutions is to get a tattoo for myself last year. Well, I yet to do it πŸ™ Money problem lah! I did some surveys at tattoo parlours, the price for the size and design that I have in mind will cost poor me around RM1000 to RM2000!! πŸ˜› Yes, now you can imagine what is the size of the tattoo I am going to get!

I already have the design, still need a bit of tweaking but when I have the money I will make an appointment with the tattoo artist for more details. No money, no talk lah! I want to get a tattoo with tribal motive, on my back, some sort like a wing. Yeah, many people love to have tribal tattoos. Believe it or not, search engine results show that almost 33% of searches for tattoos are for tribal tattoo designs. (I read it somewhere) I am not belong to any tribe anyway : P I do not think Chinese originally have tribal tattoos before it is popularized, or maybe I am wrong?? Chinese tattoos as far as I know are more on fairy tale animals such as phoenix, dragon, tiger, Chinese symbols and characters. Yawn..

Tribal tattoos are popular because of the attention given to its classical design and the meaning behind them. (I doubt that they still maintain that ‘classical’ roots now…)They use flowing, strong black lines and curves to create wonderful images which also seem to flow on your skin. It is better than something temporary or sentimental which might lose meaning after some time making you regret your choice of getting that tattoo. Tribal tattoo also preferred because of its anonymity. Nobody else will be able to make out the meaning behind the piece of art on your skin; it’ll remain an enigma.

I quote :

A Brief History of the Tribal Tattoo Art

The widely popular tribal style of today can be traced back to the Pacific Rim and Southeast Asia. Even the word β€œtattoo” is said to have derived from that area. Polynesians used the word β€œtatao” meaning β€œto tap”. Tahitians used the word β€œtatu”, which means to mark something. Tattoo, the word most commonly used today, was said to have been penned by Caption Cook when he explored those same areas.

It is rumored that this ancient style of tattooing found its way into America and popular culture when Ed Hardy (a leading tattoo artist from the San Francisco area) loaned a notebook to the Los Angeles artist, Leo Zulueta. From then on, it’s, well…history! The work featured in the notebook was based on the work of the Dayak people of Borneo!!!. Now, though, tribal tattoo designs include any number of styles including: Native Indian, North American Native American, Pacific Northwest American Indian, African, Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec, Hawaiian, Samoan, Maori (who popularized tribal facial tattooing), Japanese, Chinese, Hindu, Polynesian, Inuit, Pagan, Oriental, Aboriginal, Magical, Celtic, and Astrological.

So, any of you have tattoo on your body? Mind to share the experience? Any good tattoo artists or good tattoo shop to recommend ? Ernesto Kalum? Well he’s too expensive πŸ˜› I prefer to get a hot female tattoo artist to do it, so I can alleviate the pain by looking at her while under the needle.

Since I am bald now, if I get my tattoo I may call myself a tattooed monk πŸ˜›

As always, Friday’s post is accompanied by a song! Er, I should put up the song Tattoo by Jordan Sparks since this post is about tattoo but I don’t like that song hahaha! Here goes ?


“Here Without You”

A hundred days have made me older
Since the last time that I saw your pretty face
A thousand lies have made me colder
And I don’t think I can look at this the same
But all the miles that separate
Disappear now when I’m dreaming of your face

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight it’s only you and me

The miles just keep rollin’
As the people leave their way to say hello
I’ve heard this life is overrated
But I hope that it gets better as we go

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight girl its only you and me

Everything I know, and anywhere I go
It gets hard but it wont take away my love
And when the last one falls
When it’s all said and done
It gets hard but it wont take away my love

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight girl its only you and me

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43 Responses to “Inked!”

  1. suituapui wrote on Mar 14, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    I don’t like tattoos…but I think miri blogger, arth akal, has got nice ones and Robbie Williams too. U want, I do for u free lah! Now…where did I put my Mathematical set? Can use the compass or the divider! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

    P.S.: Oooo…”Here without you”!!! Got special meaning that song hor??? Wakakakakakaka!!!!!

    –> yeah, arth akal got cool tattoos. robbie william? hahahhaa… the song very nice lah, what special meaning πŸ™‚ i love 3 doors down. and this song just damn cool!!


  2. angeles wrote on Mar 14, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Wah wah… u pun mau tatu Me (the winged one πŸ˜‰ ) on your body ah? πŸ˜›

    Tak boleh dengar lagu di opis…

    –> yeah, tattoo an angel on my back πŸ˜› dengar it at home lah, very nice this song


  3. Man-D wrote on Mar 14, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    STP…hehehe..got meaning leh the song…kekeke…

    Well bongkersz…ur design is kewl but need some originality…angel wings tattoo huh?

    –> i suck at design, lack of ideas and creativity. why don’t you help me there? πŸ˜› er, the song meaning i am here without you man-d, so sad πŸ˜›


  4. melbie wrote on Mar 14, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Kat Von D! πŸ™‚ I used to watch her on Miami Ink, I like her work best since she does potrait tattoos real nice! She’s now on L.A Ink but I rarely watch tv now – so have yet to see in action in her own tattoo shop πŸ˜‰

    Wing tattoo, bongkersz? You want to sprout wings and fly? Wuyooo… hehehe … want to cover your back with a whole wing? The designs showed here are okay, maybe you can combined them together and have your own design…

    The song! I just love the song … one of my favourites! πŸ˜‰

    –> i love kat von d too πŸ˜› muahahahaha! she’s hot! i will do the 2nd one 1st, then evolve it πŸ˜›


  5. melbie wrote on Mar 14, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Oh btw, you can write what you want, and we’ll read what we want muahahhaha … it’s your blog anyway πŸ™‚ Don’t mind us, erk, the silent readers LOL

    –> haha! alright! πŸ™‚


  6. smoochiesayn wrote on Mar 14, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    i wan to get a tattoo also! but like u said, no money no talk!

    eh, if u r getting it done in KL, i wanna see!! haha.

    btw, do u read KinkyBlueFairy’s? she did hers one sumwhere in Bangsar.. gotta dig out her posts to find out the exact place, though.

    –> don’t worry, i probably film the whole process hahahaha! yea i read hers. hmm.. let me know if you found the post yea? bangsar???


  7. Kopi Soh wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 12:48 am

    I agree tribal is nice, more class. Hehe, I’ve spoken to my tattoo artist and am currently working on my design, I am very clear as to what I want but then she has a one year wait list sigh……….oso like u said $$$$
    Good luck with yours, post pics when u get them.

    –> really? mind to show the design kopi soh? πŸ˜› where you going to do it? buttock? hahahahhaa! yeah, good artist, their waiting list damn long..


  8. suituapui wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Kopisoh oso wants a tattoo? U want to tattoo my name? Where? Where? LOL!! And Man-D, what special meaning this song? Come! Tell everybody! Ooo…we all love juicy gossips, dont we, bongkersz?

    –> er, it’s for you also. i am here without you suituapui. or you can sing it for yourself. you are there in sibu without me πŸ˜›


  9. KNizam wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 9:05 am

    aku suka dengan lagu neh. hehe very cool πŸ™‚

    –> yeah! best giler lagu ni. ko dengar lagu hujan tak? πŸ˜›


  10. drumsticks wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 11:38 am

    bongkersz, my housemate has got the wing design tattoo (the bottom one) on her back.. it looks almost similar.. cost her RM300 for that and she said it was very very painful getting it done there.. she has one on her wrist too, small one (RM200) and it doesn’t hurt as much compared to the one at the back..

    wow, 1k – 2k.. that’s so costly! Yes, i remember your new year’s resolution of getting a tattoo.. πŸ™‚

    –> really!!! mind to show the photo of her tattoo???? !!! πŸ˜› where she get it done? it is good? please let me know. pain in nothing lah for me. my pain endurance is very high πŸ˜›


  11. lynnwei wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    wah..1-2k per tatoo?? i never knew it was this expensive!

    –> depends on the size and complexity, and the artist lynnwei πŸ™‚


  12. suituapui wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Gee, everybody! Cibol and Bongkersz went to the TraxxFm thingy this afternoon at Berjaya Times Square and won 2 F1 tickets each worth RM700!!! Cibol was so excited, called me immediately to tell me about it! Humph! Some people have all the luck!

    And you know what, Bongkersz mmsed me the photos…and he ACTUALLY is BOTAK!!! I thought he photoshopped the pic in the previous post. Eeee…not hensem oredi lah like dat!!! What do you all think? U like botak guys??? Nak jadi Chris Daughtry konon! Wakakakakakakaka!!!!

    –> wah suituapui you so fast breaking the news here already! πŸ˜€ i memang botak lah since i put up that photo. hahahaahahha!


  13. Lola wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    another tattoo post of yours?

    dun go for colored tattoo..looks ugly. πŸ™‚

    –> just one tattoo post so far lola πŸ˜›


  14. Man-D wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    STP…hehehe…it’s for the rest of you to find out! U R just sooo gud ar STP…pretend not to know…lol…

    I have to agree with Lola too..try to put some shadow to your design…it will look just great!

    –> shadow yeah, i have that idea in my mind πŸ˜›


  15. drumsticks wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    hahahha.. no wonder nvr reply my sms la… won 2 tix only..

    should have went.. hahahhah

    –> my hp battery went flat, and we went to seremban to watch sarawak vs negeri sembilan. hehe. now back, it’s 2.30am πŸ˜› that’s why didn’t reply your sms


  16. suituapui wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    The two finally got together today although cibol has been in KL since Monday. So where got time to reply sms? Wakakakaka! Here it comes again! And Man-D, what is it you know that you think l know? I dont lah! Bongkersz never told me anything. Why he shaved his head hah? Broken-hearted kah? And song choice also so sad one! Better we go on msn and gossip there, want? LOL!

    –> I shaved my head because opposition won more that 1/3 of the parliamentary seats πŸ˜› the song choice is sad?? sure? hahahahahahaha! aiya suituapui, you never ask, you ask i tell πŸ˜› so you no need to guess anymore muahahahhaa~


  17. melbie wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    wahhh.. I want to join the fun, stp! We can do conference chatroom in MSN together… hahaha … they finally have the chance to get together, and they won the F1 tickets… as you said, some people are soooo lucky!!!

    Coloured tattoos can be nice too, depending on the designs and the colours being used πŸ™‚

    –> hmm yeah, but for now i don’t have any idea on coloured tattoo. F1 tickets? hahaha! *gloat gloat


  18. Kopi Soh wrote on Mar 16, 2008 at 12:11 am

    You wan me to tattoo ur name ah suituapui, first u must sms me and let me know wher u wan it πŸ˜›
    Cibol, u tattoo “angel” on you, wat abt me?? Tattoo angel holding kopi cup???
    bongkersz tankiu for song.
    Agree with melbie, karer tattoo can be nice too depend…

    –> you love the song kopi soh? glad to see you here again!


  19. ahBONG wrote on Mar 16, 2008 at 1:00 am

    are u the one influencing cibol? or cibol influenced u? tattoo thing i mean. πŸ˜›

    –> wah, this is one tricky question! what are you up to!! πŸ˜› no, i love tattoo very very long time already, since secondary school time.. πŸ™‚ cibol? you need to ask him. but naturally being an iban, he should have the interest, it is in his culture.


  20. suituapui wrote on Mar 16, 2008 at 3:30 am

    I like ur answer to ahbong! Very diplomatic, very cunning, non-commital, evasive! Can make good politician! …U didnt go to nuffnang’s party? And u went to N9 too?? Um…interesting! Man-D, Melbie! Come! Now got gossip liao! Wakakakakaka!

    –> wah, you are very good at reading people’s characters suituapui? πŸ˜›


  21. Man-D wrote on Mar 16, 2008 at 11:52 am

    STP….hahaha…gossip eh…wahahahaha..dun want to kacau bongkersz and cibol’s quality time. You know, they have been apart for so long and we as their friends should be happy that they were reunited again…ROFTLMAO!…yerrrr…

    –> when we are going to meet up man-d, nak melepas kerinduan ni.. roftlmao!


  22. cibol wrote on Mar 16, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    yeah .. I shall do a vid on my first tattoo

    –> must!!


  23. angeles wrote on Mar 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    There are a few tattoo shop in Sg. Wang… ada check out?

    –> haven’t. i heard there’s a female tattoo artist at sg wang πŸ˜€ hmm.. sri hartamas also got. sunway also got. midvalley and one utama got.. must find one day and visit all


  24. clement wrote on Mar 16, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    i got pretty nice shops i have the name card with me given during the tattoo convention, where u wanna have yours? on the butt?


  25. Man-D wrote on Mar 16, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    bongkersz…when you are willing to sponsor my air ticket…lol…then I go and meet up with you gays lah…emmm…wrong spelling, ‘guys’ I mean… πŸ˜‰

    –> fly from where man-d? πŸ˜›


  26. mar wrote on Mar 16, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    *hi-fives Man-D on that last comment*
    Hehehe… πŸ˜‰


  27. suituapui wrote on Mar 17, 2008 at 4:00 am

    I want! I want to go too!! Let me know when u’re going, Man-D. But if u want to wait for Bongkersz to buy your ticket, u’ll have to wait for a long time. Melbie, are u coming…oops!!!

    –> suituapui want to join Man-D? πŸ˜›


  28. Man-D wrote on Mar 18, 2008 at 12:36 am

    mar..hi-5 to u too… πŸ˜‰

    STP, will let u know k…will as Mel on this first… πŸ˜‰ Well STP, who knows maybe bongkersz can win free air ticket since he’s so lucky lately…hehehe…

    bongkersz, of coz fly from KK lah…where else? lol…i’m waiting for my ticket lor…hahaha…

    –> air asia got promotion now man-d!! πŸ˜€ win air ticket? where is the contest? haha!


  29. Ann wrote on Apr 30, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    πŸ˜• hey, am a random surfer who bumped into your post. Dont know whether would the input be useful or not. πŸ™‚

    I got mine done in Sunway. I like his art but then.. haha.. you need to bear with his mouth.. he can be quite crappy wan.. but i find his price reasonable plus it is clean (which is themost important thing when you do a tatt) ^_^

    I got a mini star on the wrist for RM50bucks and a bigger one covering my back for RM400 (or was it RM300).. but then I have no complaints with the details and etc. ^^ I am planning to get my third done by him when I come back to KL


  30. dave wrote on Sep 2, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    hi, can anyone recommend me a good place where i can get my tattoo done in miri, sarawak.

    would appreciate if you can give me the contact number and address if have. thanks.


  31. dave wrote on Sep 2, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    hi ann,

    can you let me know where you get it done in sunway. i got mine done in sungai wang and paid rm900 which i know maybe i got rip off.i only got mine on the upper arm and it is crap. planning to do some coverup. would appreciate if you could gve me his contact no and shop name and address.

    yours looks like is very cheap considered it cover most of your back.


  32. bongkersz wrote on Sep 2, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    I am not sure about Miri, but you can get hold of this guy Arth Akal. He has a blog here – damndirtyangel.blogspot.com and he is a tattooist a well. Probably you want to buzz him up? πŸ™‚


  33. bongkersz wrote on Sep 2, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I actually did my 2nd time tattoo with this guy Ann recommended, he’s really good. Worth every penny you spent but more important, he’s a good artist and clean. Where are you now Dave? If you want I can give you the contact no for this tattoo artist. His shop is at Sunway Mentari.


  34. dave wrote on Sep 2, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    i will be going to kl next month oct. Sure, pls give me his number, thanks. How was your tattoo and where did you place it? And how much was it. If you dont mind, can i have a look at your masterpiece. thanks in advance.


  35. dave wrote on Sep 2, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Ok Thanks. What you think of him? is he good. Has any one try before with him for tattoos.how is the price with him? btw, where you from.


  36. dave wrote on Sep 2, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    hey, i went ard his website but could not find his contact number or shop address, just friendster. Do you have his contacts, would appreciate if you can help.

    thanks in advance.


  37. Ann wrote on Sep 2, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Just drop me a mail or Bongkers a mail and we can give you his number.

    Nod nod, he is clean+worth your pennies. My sis went and expanded her old tattoo (which was also done by him). The end result looked really impressive. ^__^

    RM900 seems really expensive! πŸ™„

    I was looking around the tattoo shops in SG since I am based here now. So far the ones Ive seen is either ridiculously expensive or it just look plain dodgy. Do go to Meng (the tattoo dude) and have a look and see whether can he modify/cover it up. πŸ™‚


  38. dave wrote on Sep 2, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Hi, may i have his number. So meng is the guy who did your tattoo and you sis. Ok i will look for him. My email address is davidcytcom@yahoo.com or you can add me. thanks.


  39. bongkersz wrote on Sep 9, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Hey Ann! Any new addition? πŸ˜› Show it!!!!!


  40. bongkersz wrote on Sep 9, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Let me know if Ann yet to give you his contact πŸ™‚


  41. Ann wrote on Sep 9, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    no la
    where got new addition
    hahaha i know what i wan
    jus a matter of where to put it!
    hahaha plus no time to go back kl to get it done coz here is frigging ex!


  42. bongkersz wrote on Sep 9, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    haha! let me know when you ink it yeah! πŸ˜› aiyoh, spore and kl so near, over the weekend go back lah dear!! jb also have good artists, i think. why don’t you go over and check out?


  43. nono wrote on Oct 30, 2008 at 12:21 am

    This Ed Hardy style really rocks. Great to see its origins.


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