Chinese tattoo artist Da Hua at his studio. He first started out practicing his designs on pig skin bought at the local market.
Da Hua shows some of his influences.
An example of Da Hua's work depicting a quote from the Bible. "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalm 23:1.
A Chinese character design by Da Hua.
Da Hua took inspiration from a famous Chinese legend for this design.
Another design by Da Hua.
He Wei, a 37 year old freelance designer from Beijing getting inked up at Creation Tattoo. He says that without tattoos his body would feel so empty.
A tattoo parlor in a traditional hutong in Beijing.
Qiao Zhengfei, a tattoo artist who opened up her own studio in her native Xiamen before moving her business to Beijing. She specializes in "blackwork," an intricate form based on a style of embroidery.