📸 Skai Chan Photography

Tattoo Photographer in SG

Professional tattoo photographer in Singapore

What is Tattoo Photography?

Tattoo photography is a type of photography that involves taking photographs of tattoos and tattooed people. Tattoo photographers may work with individuals, tattoo artists, or tattoo studios to create images that showcase the artistry and creativity of tattoos. It can be part of an art photography project.

Tattoo photographers often use specialised photography equipment and techniques to capture images that are clear, well-exposed, and showcase the details and colours of the tattoos. They may work in a variety of settings, such as in a studio, outdoors, or on location, and they may use a wide range of techniques and creative approaches to create images that are visually appealing and showcase the tattoos in the best possible way.

The goal of tattoo photography is to create beautiful, timeless images that showcase the artistry and creativity of tattoos. Many people choose to hire a professional tattoo photographer to create a set of photographs that they can look back on and cherish for years to come. Tattoo photographs can be used to create keepsakes, such as albums or prints, or to decorate the home. They can also be used by tattoo artists and studios to showcase their work and attract new clients.

Why is Tattoo Photography Important?

Tattoo photography is a subgenre of photography that focuses on capturing images of tattoos on the human body. It is important for some reasons.

First, tattoo photography can help to showcase the work of tattoo artists and the art of tattooing. By capturing high-quality images of tattoos, tattoo photographers can help to promote the work of tattoo artists and bring attention to the tattoo community.

Tattoo photography is also important as a way to document and preserve the art of tattooing. Many tattoos are considered to be works of art, and by capturing them in photographs, tattoo photographers can help to preserve these artworks for future generations.

In addition, tattoo photography can be used to celebrate the diversity and individuality of people with tattoos. By showcasing the unique tattoos and stories of people from all walks of life, tattoo photographers can help to promote body positivity and acceptance.

Overall, tattoo photography is an important medium for showcasing the art of tattooing, preserving this art form, and celebrating the diversity and individuality of people with tattoos.

Sample Tattoo Portrait Photo Albums

🔍8   Studio Implied Nude Tattoo Art Photoshoot - Isabelle Raphaela Leong @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
1. Isabelle Raphaela Leong

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚑ Flash photography
🔍4   Studio Implied Nude Tattoo Art Photoshoot - Kelly Lim @ Makeshift photography studio: Gold's Gym Singapore @ Lim Teck Kim
2. Kelly Lim

@ Makeshift photography studio: Gold's Gym Singapore @ Lim Teck Kim
⚑ Flash photography

Prices & Packages for Tattoo Photography

🌞 Professional

Up to 1 Hour: $280
Up to 2 Hours: $380 $450

Additional Hour: $150/block hr

  • Basic Edit (exposure & colour correction)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Up to 40 photos/hr
  • Photos selected by Photographer

Special Requests/ Add-Ons
  • Get back remaining good photos:
    +$50/hr booked (subject to availability)
  • Same-day photo edit:
    +$50/photo (subject to availability)
  • Expedited photo edit (3 days after shoot):
    +$50/hr booked (subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos: +$50/hr booked
  • Advanced edit (skin retouching) for photos: +$50/photo

⚑ High-End

Up to 1 Hour + 1 photo: $350
Up to 1 Hour + 5 photos: $550
Up to 2 Hours + 10 photos: $900

Additional Hour: $150/block hr
Additional photos: $50/photo
  • ⚑ Flash photography (one-light set-up)
  • 🌞 Use of natural light when necessary
  • Pace of shoot: Slow

  • Advanced Edit (skin retouching)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Photos selection in low resolution PDF

Special Requests/ Add-Ons
  • Additional lighting set-up: +$50/light
  • Revision of photo edit: +$15/photo
  • Expedited photo edit (3 days after shoot):
    +$35/photo (subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos: +$100/hr booked

⚑ Studio Shoot

Please note that my home photography studio is not available until further notice.
1) My studio,
2) Your booked external studio, or
3) Makeshift studio @ your location

Details: Photo Studio

Hairstyling & Makeup

$180 /Female
$120 /Male
  • 1x Hair & Makeup Artist (HMUA)
  • Up to 1 hour
  • 1 Look (Hairstyling for a neat look & Makeup)

  • Add-Ons
  • Follow through the photoshoot: +$60/hr
    (subject to availability)

Details: Hair & Makeup Artist (HMUA)



All booked duration

Includes changing of equipment, wardrobe, makeup, hairstyle, and travelling (if applicable) during the shoot.

Please read

(1) Checklist for hiring a photographer, (2) FAQ and (3) Service Agreement before making enquiries.

Ideas and advice

Will only be given to serious clients after a booking fee is being placed.

βœ† Contact me now for a customised package tailored to your personal needs.

Why Do People Get Tattoo?

Gone are the days when the majority of people would relate tattoos to gangs and unsolicited activities; of course, it's still very much dependable on the artwork chosen. The increasing number of people putting inks on their bodies very much help to create a new norm. As society comes across more kind people who have tattoos on their bodies, it helps to lift the bad impression.

People get inked for various reasons, such as to commemorate a person, pet or event. Some couples also get tattoos to vow their love. Some people simply love having a unique piece of a tattoo on their bodies to represent themselves. Others think it's cool to own at least one.

Why Do People Do Tattoo Photoshoot?

All tattoos are unique. Some people may choose to do similar tattoos that are common, such as a star symbol, but eventually the size, colour and skill of the tattoo artists would make a big difference.

People who ink their bodies love their tattoos and want to keep a good memory of them. The fact is that when people age, their skin might lose firmness and thus the tattoo might deform or fade. It also applies to people who manage to gain or lose weight. It's good to document the tattoo down while it's still "fresh".

Some people may want to showcase their tattoos while others love tattoo photography for the sake of art. It's also useful for tattoo artists to do a tattoo portrait photoshoot for marketing purposes for their tattoo businesses.

Challenges in Doing Tattoo Portrait

Doing a tattoo portrait means capturing both the owner's face and the tattoo. It's different from doing a pure tattoo photoshoot that focuses only on the tattoo or a casual portrait photoshoot that simply displays the model's face. Of course, the client may request the photographer to focus on one of them for a few shots.

The biggest challenge is to light up both the face and tattoo properly.

Tattoos are usually darker than skin and thus given the same amount of light, the face would usually turn out brighter. Whereas lighting usually comes from a higher angle that's nearer to the face, the exposure on the face would be higher (brighter) than the tattoo. Since the focus is on both the face and tattoo(s), the lighting in the background would also very much distract the viewers' attention.

The challenges above can be solved by using professional lighting. It requires photography equipment, skill and creativity to create flattering, eye-catching and natural-looking tattoo portraits.

From my experience of working with tattoo lovers, there's another problem - the tattoo would be slightly distorted whenever the skin nearby is being pressed or stretched. Due to this, it's even more challenging to pose the model in a flattering way to show more curves (for the ladies) and look slimmer.

Due to all the challenges above, it usually takes much longer time to do tattoo portrait photoshoots. That means it may take several hours just to create a few good photographs.

As for post-production, it usually takes more effort and time when more skin is revealed.

The Tattoo Portrait Photographer

I won't put any tattoos on my body because I'm fickle-minded and might change my mind in future if I were to come across a "better" tattoo idea. However, I'm still enjoying myself creating good artwork with tattoo lovers.

Anyone can use a camera to do a tattoo portrait but not many people can create good tattoo portraits.

Advantage of Doing Tattoo Portrait with Skai

My photography primarily strives at making the model look flattering, natural and eye-catching. Even if the concept of the photoshoot is sensual, I'll keep them tasteful and artistic. I work with professional lighting to achieve the goals.

Contact me to discuss on your tattoo photography!

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