State of Shiok


It’s the 21st century and while some of us have tattoos, plenty are still wary because hey, it’s permanent after all. For the latter, still have a taste of the experience – somewhat – at the new art studio State of Shiok. Offering pseudo tattoo workshops, here’s where you can try your hand at being a tattoo artist for a day with no consequences and more importantly, no ragrets.

Stay tuned for a first look of the experience.


Try tattooing on fake skin


Artsy fartsy folks out there, if you’ve already tried art jamming, splatter painting and perhaps even pendulum art, it’s now time to try something on an unexplored canvas: the “skin”.

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Unleash your inner daredevil as you can try tattooing anything you want without worries. The Pseudo Tattoo workshops come with supplies you can find at a typical tattoo parlour with a tattoo machine, some ink and gloves, topped with a sheet of fake “skin” as your medium.

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Priced from $50/person, each workshop lasts three hours and starts with a quick introduction by a professional tattoo artist. Thereafter, you’ll get free rein over unlimited art supplies and visual guides for inspiration. Every booking comes with a complimentary drink as well!

Sign up in groups of two to four to get a private area to work on your masterpiece.

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If tattoos aren’t your thing, there are also crochet classes ($70/lesson, minimum three lessons) as well as regular art jamming sessions ($45/three hours) to unwind with.


Visit State of Shiok to try being a tattoo artist


For those curious about the process of getting a tattoo, here’s your chance to go behind the needle to see how things work. Who knows? You might even discover a new talent and unlock a new career path!

State of Shiok
Address: 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace #03-69 Singapore 168976
Opening hours: 12PM – 9PM, Daily
Telephone: 90307284 & 96461157

State of Shiok website


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