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Ael Lim

As I work on realistic portrait tattoos most of the time, I really need to rely on my tattoo gear I fully trust to provide me the standards I demand from my work. I truly detest equipments that hinders or affects my results. The first time I have used a Cheyenne machine, which was HAWK Spirit, I was impressed by how efficient and how much it made tattooing so much more easier.

Accessories: HAWK PEN HAWK Thunder HAWK Spirit SOL Nova Safety Cartridges HAWK PEN Grips Power Unit I & II

Style: Realistic Black & Grey Art and Abstract

Back in 2005 after I graduated from art school in 3D animation and have served the military in my country. At age 25, I was lucky enough to land an apprenticeship with my mentor Uncle Wang. He taught me everything from scratch and I am entirely grateful for his guidance. In my work, I have always wish to one day do something full time related to art, and after being introduced into tattooing, I firmly believe I have discovered a very special way to bring my thoughts into different levels of expression, but this time is on human skin. 
 
Currently I work from my studio Imagine Tattoo Studio in Singapore. Besides working on my tattoo works, I also have the blessing to lead a small team of dedicated artists that constantly inspire me and humble me everyday. I am both into hyper realism and had recently started an abstract style I called it "the marker style". Since the beginning, realism portraiture has always captivated me as a kid, even more so now into my career with every piece. I feel that it has given me the chance to constantly push myself further, technically and also through conversations with my clients. I had the privilege to understand many complexities of life in a very human way.
 

Why I use Cheyenne

As I work on realistic portrait tattoos most of the time, I really need to rely on my tattoo gear I fully trust to provide me the standards I demand from my work. I truly detest equipments that hinders or affects my results, the first time I have used a Cheyenne machine, which was HAWK Spirit, I was impressed by how efficient and how much it made tattooing so much more easier. It was revolutionary and ever since then it totally transformed how I use to work. Right now I am absolutely completely hooked on the new SOL Nova and before that it has always been the HAWK PEN and HAWK Thunder, and those are the only machines that I use together with Cheyenne Safety Cartridges. 
 
Needless to say, like everyone else I was inspired by absolute legends in the tattoo industry like Nikko Hurtado, Guy Aitchison, Robert Hernandez, Bob Tyrrell, Paul booth, Shige, Elvin Yong and many more... they have paved the way for us and have shown us how hard work and persistence are. They have made everything possible, without any of them I would entirely be like a drifting lost ship looking for a guiding beam.
 

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