The Tattoo Guy gets beaten up in Cambodia

Tattoo Artist

Many of you probably remember last October’s tattoo star of Taiwan, the Tattoo Guy. In late 2017 he decided to tattoo in traditional mandarin characters the word Taiwan right on his forehead and a little island of Taiwan on his chin. We were informed by him personally earlier on this year that he is currently living in Indochina, reportedly South Cambodian coastal city of Sihanoukville. He describes his stay there as a ‘vacation’.


He has contacted us again last night telling one of our correspondents that he was attacked and severely beaten up. The apparent reason for the attack was the tattoo.


Cambodia is currently experiencing a little tourists boom and many Chinese ‘businessman’ are setting up their establishments there. Those Chinese businessman refined their craft in China and now, alongside many henchmen, continue their artistry in Cambodia.

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The tattoo guy was unlucky to meet this very part of Chinese society. This is what he wrote on a FB group:

“While on vacation in Cambodia , a group of Chinese got enraged simply because my tattoo said Taiwan, and a large group of ten of them attacked me with metal poles and I’ve lost a tooth and two teeth drastically pushed forward, now cannot properly close my mouth.

All that sparked it was I took my cap off for a second and one in the group read my tattoo ” Taiwan” and shouted ‘Taiwan zhong guo’ I simply replied ‘Taiwan Taiwan’ and they went insane grabbed poles and started attacking me.

In future not going to take my hat off, getting tattoo removed btw. as was a stupid drunken mistake getting it tattooed on my face, any other part of my body would have been fine but not the face, had four laser removals already so flag on chin gone almost already still need a few more for forehead.

Taiwanese be careful abroad stay safe ! Actually I’ve met many really nice Chinese here in Cambodia but obviously only takes one group that are not so friendly and have trouble.”

Paul's message.edited


We were also contacted by a retired immigration lawyer who the Tatto Guy has apparently contacted. The Tattoo Guy was telling him that he was worried about being deported from Taiwan so he decided to go somewhere else till everything blows over. He was apparently on a 5 year probation but he managed to have a few court cases after and it was likely for him to be deported.

Below we post pictures we were sent last night. Viewer discretion is advised:




We were also sent a video:

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