The Story: skl0

skl0 Lo-Res 85skl0 Lo-Res 81 skl0 Lo-Res 82 skl0 Lo-Res 83 skl0 Lo-Res 86 skl0 Lo-Res 87Name: Samantha Lo a.k.a skl0

Profession: Urban artist

Tattoos:

Carnation, bicep (Custom Design by Derrick Chan a.k.a TacttooMan of Tattoo Craft, Singapore)

Robin, bicep (Custom Design by Derrick Chan a.k.a TacttooMan of Tattoo Craft, Singapore)

Paper Airplane, inside arm (Custom Design by Derrick Chan a.k.a TacttooMan of Tattoo Craft, Singapore)

Flower, neck (Custom Design by Derrick Chan a.k.a TacttooMan of Tattoo Craft, Singapore)

Inspire, script, right hand (Custom Design by Derrick Chan a.k.a TacttooMan of Tattoo Craft, Singapore)

Feather, left elbow (Custom Design by Derrick Chan a.k.a TacttooMan of Tattoo Craft, Singapore)

The Story:

Earlier this month, The Tattoo Treasury caught up with urban artist, Samantha Lo, at her studio to find out what’s been keeping her busy and to talk tattoos.

It seems fitting for someone charged with mischief, now runs with a group of artists called RSCLS (pronounced rascals) and we have to admit, we were a little surprised to discover that, when it comes to tattoos, she is a purist, through and through.

Here’s what urban artist, Samantha Lo shared with The Tattoo Treasury:

At age 18, Lo got her first tattoos, a pair of swallows, motioning to her hip, one on each side. And there’s been no looking back.

Her tattoo count stands at eight, with the most interesting placement being on the sole of her left foot. Whereas her favourite are the vines and branches on her shoulder and arm. Representative of her journey since May 2012, when she was investigated for vandalism, these vines and branches trail down her shoulder.

“It was actually meant to be a cover up, but I decided to give it a bit more meaning to it as I got these (vines and branches) after my arrest.

Nowadays, Lo carries her parents with her everywhere. The vines and branches trail down from her shoulder onto her forearm and inner arm with tattoos representative of her parents – carnations, for mom, and a paper plane, for dad.

“My dad is a pilot. The first thing he taught me was how to build and fly a paper plane.”

The Tattoo Treasury approves.

“The last addition to (my left) arm would be the robin, which was done recently and signifies rebirth.”

When asked what’s the funniest thing someone has said about her tattoos, Lo candidly blurts, “You don’t regret ah?”. like how am I gonna answer that like. So are you trying to say that I made a mistake or… then you start being like “oh shit what should I (have said)…” she then adds, “But I think that’s the weirdest thing. Otherwise no one ever says anything. Everyone knows it’s ominous so like shut up even if you don’t like it.”

About where she gets her tattoos done, Derrick Chan a.k.a TacttooMan of Tattoo Craft is her man. He’s done all eight of her tattoos, and we believe these two aren’t done yet. As she puts it, “I love his style and I don’t think I would want to go to anyone else cause he knows my style and what i like.”

That said, she did try going to someone else for a tattoo. But as Lo describes, “it was like crap”. She went back to Chan and lesson learnt, she won’t be going to another tattoo artist again.

By,
Ash
The Tattoo Treasury

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