How to get a tattoo in China.
Shanghai! City of the living!
Not too long ago I found myself in this fantastic city on a shoot and after we wrapped our producer was lovely enough to take me and my DP out on the town to savor the delights that Shanghai had to offer. Strangely most of these delights came in liquid form, more specifically in this clear, liquid-lighning-bolt, lighter fluid called Baijui.
It started out friendly enough, but before I realized it it was 3am and we were in a tattoo parlor inside of a bar, and I had drunk something with a snake and starfish marinating in it. Now I have a permanent reminder of that night, and this video to jog my memory if I ever dare to forget it.
WARNING: The following is a true story. This could happen to you.