This personal project explores the concept of time, love and individuality.
If played right, these three elements may compose a perfect symphony of life. However, we’re living in an era where we are constantly exposed to the fear of losing time and love. Individuality is deserted in exchange of fitting-in and false belonging.
How can we find our true selves and love, with the limited time given?
That, my dear, is a question for you to answer.
May my works serve as the inspiration and motivation for you to start this journey.
This collection consists of 12 individual drawings that represent the blooming stages of a lily flower. Each unique moment is centred in a circle, which symbolises the eternity of time. The markings on the circle echos that of a clock and serve as a reminder of time.
Apart from the objective ways of looking at time, I also want to explore the subjective views that influence our perception. And this brings on the topic of love.
Being with the significant other makes time fly and any time apart feels like a century. When things are going well, we want to seize the moment and rush into decisions. When faced with difficulties, we wish the time would fly yet it is always the very opposite.
Fortunately, time is not partial to joy or sorrow. People and possessions flow in and through our lives. If we're lucky, we're gifted with memories that live forever in our heart, however fleeting the actual moments might be.
During our journey through time, we may notice another consistent factor in our life - ourselves. We are always present, during good or bad times. Many people come into our lives for a season but we are here to stay for a lifetime.
Since we can't alter or control time, let's make the best out of it. We shall love boldly, enjoy the now and cherish ourselves - though our time is finite, the impact we leave can be infinite.
This collection is to be tattooed on 12 individuals. The results will be photographed, filmed and potentially exhibited.
The project was completed in June 2022 at Evergreen Studio in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Please continue to see final results of the tattoos.
my endless love
Futura Light is a much loved font inspired by elements of Bauhaus design. Ideal for headlines, banners, logos & more, it will make your words stand out.
make it personal
I'm looking for individuals who feel strongly connected to the drawings themselves, or the concept behind it.
My statement is merely my own expression and you may agree or disagree. As long as you feel a personal connection to it, you can submit your request.
Each design is unique and complete by itself. Designs will be tattooed once only and not to be repeated. No modification is to be made.
*Shading will be added upon actual application for the flower and examples can be viewed on my Instagram page.
Body placements are limited to arms only. Size of the design is around 5 cm. The appointments will be fulfilled on the 9th, 10th and 11th of June 2022.
You must be comfortable being filmed and photographed. The process and the results of the project will be published on my website and my Instagram. They may also be exhibited.
If you're interested, please email with subject title "Project MEL".
In your email, please include:
1. Your preferred design (1-12) and include a screenshot of the design.
You can view individual designs in the slides above.
Design availability update: All designs booked.
2. Your reason for participating in the project.
3. A picture of your desired body placement. This project is to be done on arms only.
4. Date: June 2022
Each tattoo will be between £150 and £200. You'll be given the exact quote by email if proceeding further. Full payment is required to confirm your booking. The payment is not transferrable or refundable.
If you have any further questions, feel free to email me.