LOVINKIT TATTOO 墨子

Lovinkit Tattoo was founded in 2013. It is located in the heart of Sham Shui Po, an area that is transforming from a working-class neighbourhood to an upcoming hip and creative area filled with local craftsmen studios, vintage bike rentals, backpackers and more. Enjoy our passion and hope to see you soon!

Artists

Each artist at Lovinkit Tattoo has his or her own style. We always recommend that those seeking skin-art research their intended artist. That is how you get a realistic expectation of how your new tattoo will look like. Feel our passion and enjoy our work! 


Jayers Ko - Tattoo Artist

Founder of Lovinkit Tattoo. Jayers started tattooing in 2008. She studied psychology at university and understands the importance of listening. She spent a lot of time in 2016 and 2017 to explore and redefine her tattoo style and value. She is most fond of doing expressionism tattoos at the moment.

" I always try to combine my clients' ideas and stories with my style and vision. When I finish a tattoo that I am happy with I can see it dancing on the skin. I look forward for the tattoo to experience the wearer's life together. In order to create something like this my client and I need to share strong mutual trust and both be open-minded," she says.

Jayers loves to travel both for tattooing and leisure. She will attend and work at the Macau Tattoo Convention (17-19 August) and the Winnipeg Tattoo Convention (24-26 August) in 2018. She will also guest at Liquid Amber Tattoo in Vancouver in September this year. There will be more to be confirmed.

"I believe that my life and art is a journey," she says. "I feel that my work changes as I travel and grow. Recently I also started collaborating with different artists to create tattoos and other art projects, the experience has been very interesting so far and I look forward to more of this."

In 2015 Jayers documented some of her work in <<墨子----紋身的故事>> , a Chinese-language book that documents many of the tattoo stories in Hong Kong. It was published by Joint Publishing. It is currently sold out but you can find it in the Hong Kong public libraries.


Alan Yu - Tattoo Artist

Alan started tattooing in 2013, and has turned tattooing into his passion and career at Lovinkit tattoo. He focuses on geometrical designs and old-school traditional style.

"A tattoo isn't just a tattoo," he says. "Tattoo is a lifestyle to me. It documents stories and moments of life."

"René Descartes said,' I think therefore I am' - that means there are one hundred different personalities beneath one hundred tattoos," says Alan. "There are so many thoughts and so much time and effort involved in the making of a single tattoo. Tattoos are perceived differently in different cultures, but I think what it means to the wearer is the most important - your tattoos shows your attitude towards life."

Alan was awarded with second runner up in black and grey tattoo of the day and second runner up in female large black and grey tattoo at the Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention in March 2018. He will attend the Macau Tattoo Convention (17-19 August) in 2018.


Lexi Liu - Tattoo artist

Lexi majored in animation and digital design in university. Her passion lies in creating illustrative and surreal cartoon-characters. Upon graduation she worked as a graphic designer and realised she would like to work in an industry that interacted with people more directly. She stumbled upon tattooing by chance and immediately fell in love with this art form. After long consideration and extensive research she decided to quit her day job and started apprenticing at Lovinkit Tattoo in 2015. 

"My first tattoo on myself was a graduation present to myself. It reminds me to stay passionate, hopeful,  and to work hard for what I believe in." says Lexi.

Lexi finds tattooing an extremely personalised industry. Every tattoo carries a different meaning, may it be a reminder, a souvenir, or simply something that the wearer likes.

"Tattoos stay with us our whole lives. They experience life and growth with the wearers. They age with us and accompany us even when we leave this world. Isn't that romantic?" she says.

Lexi will attend the Macau Tattoo Convention (17-19 August) in 2018.


Topher - Body Piercer

Topher is currently away and plans to come back for a short period of time in the summer of 2018.

Topher is a bloodborne-pathogen certified professional piercer.  He started getting into body modifications in 2009. It began when he started watching documentaries on Steve Haworth, who invented and pioneered the way to sub-dermal and transdermal implants. Shortly after, Topher came across a shop who offered him an apprenticeship. From then on he began piercing and worked on perfecting his craft. He does everything from basic lobe piercing to micro-dermal implant.

"Working as a professional piercer in the last 6 years, I spent a lot of time trying to find inspiration from other piercers local and worldwide and making connections with tattoo artists such as Jayers Ko, which is what inspired me to join Lovinkit" he says.

Topher continues," Lovinkit complies with the strictest hygiene standards. The shop has a medical grade autoclave of which I can use to sterilise all my tools and jewellery before I pierce my clients. Many may not realise but hygiene is extremely important for piercings too, alcohol wipe or bath are definitely not enough."
 

All needles are single-use. We also carry a saline wash spray as aftercare for piercing. Happy piercing and healing!