Tag Archives: Tattoo

STOP DISCRIMINATING PPL WITH TATTOOS, JUDGE US ON OUR ABILITIES NO LOOKS

This is a response to a straits times letter "Stem spread of tattooing trend in Singapore” Firstly find this article extremely disturbing on multiple fronts. The writer seemed to not understand how society becoming more open is a good thing. Every tattoo has a story and a singapore is starting to open up as millenials become bosses they tend to hire people based on their ability instead of what is on their skin. We should stem the spread of stereotyping and judging people based on looks instead of giving in to prejudice and discriminating people with tattoos.

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POLICE SCREENED US COZ WE GOT TATTOOS. THEN SAY WE ARE “A WASTE OF TIME”

Earlier in the afternoon at around 3.21 pm, me and my Friend Admus was walking back from Fu Lu Shou towards Sim Lim where he parked his car. His Wife accompanied by his 10 months old baby was waiting for us near the traffic light when 2 uniformed policemen called for us from behind and beckoned us to stop. They wanted to do a screening on us. Out of everyone in that busy street they chose to only stop us and if I assume, it must be because we are tattooed and that they are being biased and stereotypical. When they approached us asking for our identity cards, I asked my Friend, " why screen is when there are so many others on this street?"

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SCHOLAR LOOK DOWN ON ITE GRAD WITH TATTOO, HEARTLESS EDUCATION SYSTEM AT FAULT?

Today a conversation with a scholar just pisses me off, he was asking me about my back ground, and my education, I told him I came from a normal technical stream and from a Neighbourhood secondary school, and subsequently went to ITE, so his replied was, oh, you were a ITE student, that explains the tattoo *with a grin* Not everyone from a TOP JC, TOP secondary school or University has the right to look down on those who are not in their league.

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TATTOOED MAN GOT FIRED AFTER POLICE RANDOM CHECK MADE HIM LATE FOR WORK

I previously worked at raffles place and i got stop outside MRT station. Just to check my bag and pockets just because i have tattoo sleeves? Is it wrong to have tattoo in Singapore? Drag my time somemore, asking me i from which gang, why i tattoo, do i have drugs? Unlike the real police officers. Because of them i got fired for dragging my times more than 30mins late from work. Asking them to issue me some sort of letter to proof that i got check by police but they replied why must they give me a letter when i am a suspected person. Is this the right way they should do like dis? I got sacked, are they going to support my family?

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AH BENG BUYS 30 PACKS OF BEEHOON TO THROW ON FLOOR AFTER HIS QUEUE WAS CUT

According to local Chinese media, a tattooed man was queuing up for economical bee hoon at Block 17 Boon Keng Road Hawker when his queue was cut by someone else. The stall assistant handed a packet of beehoon to someone else that was behind him in the queue. Witnesses say, when the tattooed man questioned the assistant why she allowed someone else to cut his queue, she curtly replied that he looked like he had no money. In his rage, the tattooed man ordered 30 packets of bee hoon and threw all the beehoon on the floor in front of the stall.

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CASE OF THE HOUGANG BENG: WE SHOULD NOT JUDGE PEOPLE BY THEIR TATTOO

According to the news, it was mentioned that and I quote 'the younger tattooed man' at the first sentence of the news. This is one of the less-obvious problems with the media platforms in current times. Is it a necessity to include the description of the victim? Is it of any relevance to this case whether or not, he is heavily tattooed or not? The appearance of the deceased, tattooed or not, is immaterial and unnecessary. I am disgusted and equally appalled at the insensitivity and condescending attitude of the contributor of this post. It is no secret that Asians are stereotypical towards individuals who are 'inked', often linking tattooed men to crimes, negative social behaviours and often judged and seen as a 'bane' to the society. The unnecessary inclusion of the word, 'tattooed', gives birth to a negative impression that the deceased was the aggressor and by looking at the comments and responses to this article, I felt a strong sense of disgust and sympathy. I have seen displays of insensitivity and the lack of human touch with comments claiming that the victim deserves it. Some comments even mocked at the demise of the victim. Are these the signs of a society that is moving forward according to time? I beg to differ. I sense that our society is moving backwards. Some comments even supported directly and or indirectly at the acts of the accused, claiming that his attack on the victim was justified and the victim deserved it.

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