Scramble on to hide gang tattoos

MALAYSIA - Many people sporting gang tattoos are seeking help to cover up or change the designs to avoid attracting police attention, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.

Tattooist Tan Jui Kong, from Sungai Petani, said following the swift action by the police to combat violent crimes, business at his shop has improved.

"Most of my customers are active gang members but there are also those who had already quit the gang and did not want to be picked up by the police," he added.

He said those who had gang tattoos were mainly "old timers" as new members would seldom want to have such tattoos on their body.