Orient Ching interviews Lung

What is your background and how you got started tattooing?
My older brother was tattooed when I was young and that’s when I started loving paintings and tattoos in the first place. Before I devoted myself to tattoos, I used to be a car mechanic.

Would you like to tell us the most important step in your career?
I believe that the most important step for me has been to attend the tattoo conventions, where I saw the artworks from different artist in the world. It opens my eyes and some of the works still blow my mind. It constantly reminds me to keep improving my skills, day by day.

GhostInk Tattoo, Lung
GhostInk Tattoo, Lung

Could you name three adjectives which describe your tattoos?
Japanese style, realism, Chinese ink.

And three which describe you as a person?
Humorous, diligent and real.

Do you have a subject or something which you’re particularly passionate about?
Watercolor painting, rraditional Japanese art theme, and marker pen.

Who are your mentors? And who do you admire now – in art, and in life?
I’m lucky that many Senpai gave me advices when I started to learn tattooing and those all are my mentors. I particularly admire Filip Leu’s work.

Where are you working at the moment, and what dreams do you harbour for the future?
I have my studio “GhostInk Tattoo” in Miao-Li, Taiwan. My dream is to visit and participate to the tattoo conventions worldwide and let my works be seen in different countries and cultures.

What are your thoughts regarding tattooing, at this particular historic moment?
Tattoo can be the very private memorial of oneself, it’s the mark of who you have been. I’m glad that more and more people see tattoos as an art, and in the meantime, more tattoo artists are devoted to this industry. I can see the sensational surges among the works and lots of new styles coming out.

What advice would you give to young people who are interested in following this career path?
Be strict with your work and responsible. Keep polishing your painting skills and make your own way out of it.