3 months ago

Retro Hong Kong-Style Tattoos Aren’t Just For Gangsters and Mobsters Anymore

Goldthread
Goldthread
Phoenix and dragon tattoos — you may think they’re just for gangsters in Hong Kong triads, based on classic movies like “Young and Dangerous” and “God of Gamblers.” But these tattoos are gaining popularity among young people too. We speak to Marcus Yuen, a renowned tattoo artist who’s helping to revive this unique style that blends eastern and western features.

0:00 What is old school Hong Kong tattoo?
02:11 History behind the style
03:23 Challenges that Marcus faced
05:02 How he works hard to promote it

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Producer: Angie Hon
Videographer: Gavin Wong, Justin Chan
Editor: Nicholas Ko
Mastering: César del Giudice

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