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3 Case Study Firms for
“Organisational” Aspect of Ethical
Interview with Mr Jerry,
Owner and Tattoo Artist,
Sacred Needles @ Far East Plaza
Q: Those are very interesting tattoo designs. How
many years of experience do you have? Q: Do you use a face mask?
A: No, unless we are sick. Like cough. But if we’re
sick, we won’t show up for work [laughs]
Q: Do you tell customers about the health risks
associated with tattooing?
A: We do brief them about after care. Most come
prepared to do a tattoo, so they know what they
are in for. And no one has said no to the
procedure after we tell them the risks. Appendix A2:
Interview with Ms Sumithra Debi,
Exotic Tattoos @ Far East Plaza
Q: Do you think having a tattoo will make it hard to
get gainful employment?
A: Yes, it will. That’s why we advise customers not to
get too revealing tattoos. A: About 8 years.
Q: Oh, I see. Are your colours bought locally?
Q: Are your inks imported?
A: You mean the ink? We import from the States.
A: Yes, from the US. I don’t buy inks from Asia, like
those from Thailand or China. I don’t trust them.
Most of the equipment is manufactured in the
States anyway. Or Germany and France. Q: Do you mix the colours yourself and do they
contain heavy metal elements? Q: Do you give your customers a test patch? A: Yes, we do mix the colours ourselves if we need
to. I think some of our inks do contain metal
pigments. A: Erm, no one...
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