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Art jamming workshop lets you practice tattooing on fake skin

Get buzzing… with joy as you let your creativity flow at State Of Shiok.

Amanda Tan
Amanda Tan

Skills include buying the same jeans in different colours.


Published: 24 November 2021, 10:53 AM

While being on the receiving end of a tattoo needle can be undeniably painful and even an unpleasant experience, have you ever wondered how it would feel to be the one holding the needle?

An art jamming workshop at Chinatown allows you to experience just that!

Started by art collective State Of Shiok, the three-hour session gives customers the opportunity to tattoo on synthetic skin, a common tool used by tattoo apprentices before they embark on their professional tattoo journey.

Called Pseudo Tattoo, the workshop is a unique and fun way to learn more about the intricate process behind tattooing. It allows you to experience the buzz, with plenty of room for error.

The team at State Of Shiok started Pseudo Tattoo to destigmatize tattoo culture and have people see it for what it really is – an art. They made it clear that the workshop “is meant to give an introduction to the art form but it will never match up to the work real tattoo artists do”.

As part of the workshop, a professional tattoo artist will be present to give a short 10 minute introduction to the art of tattooing and guide you through the basic techniques so that you can create your very own tattoo design.

You’ll also be provided with visual guides and unlimited art supplies, so there’s no excuse for you to not unleash your inner artist!

The workshop also comes with a complimentary drink for you to indulge in when it gets tiring since tattooing requires great concentration. 

At the end of the session, you can keep your fake skin as a souvenir. 

For more information, click here.


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