English Alan’s Tats, the latest addition to Wivenhoe’s glorious monthly market, has been setup with a very niche clientele in mind – Asian people wanting to get authentic English tattoos.
Chief tattooist Alan Chair explains: “For years it’s been traditional for Westerners to have Japanese phrases and symbols inked onto them, but that’s all changed now as Asian people are increasingly having English phrases tattooed onto them. The kids bloody love it.”
Japanese student Mai Thai-Rack explained to The Watcher through a translator: “I love everything about England. Your red buses, your funny slow trains, having tea with the Queen… So I thought I’d have this traditional English tattoo to show my love for your culture. I’m told it means serendipity or something…”