Filipino maid draws a crowd with her tattoo skills
Flowers, butterflies and calligraphy are the most popular tattoos from Sagudang's repertoire in Hong Kong
Donna Sagudang’s passion for art has made her friends extremely happy. Every Sunday, the 28-year-old domestic worker from Baguio City in the Philippines can be found in Central on Hong Kong Island applying temporary tattoos.
Her friends love her beautiful designs, which have been crafted and honed since she arrived in the city back in 2014. An interview she gave to Asia Times in March has also increased her popularity and raised her profile among her compatriots.
Now, she is developing new drawing techniques and exploring a range of washable ink tattoos. Flowers, butterflies and calligraphy in artistic fonts have proved incredibly popular with her friends.
At the same time, she has also developed another hobby, photography, after saving enough money to buy her first camera.
“I feel blessed for being able to work in Hong Kong, a city with a lot of opportunities,” she said. “It has helped me make my dreams come true.”
Next year, she will experiment with Henna tattoos, which require the use of a dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia inermis, also known as hina. She also plans to teach her friends how to draw by setting up free art classes.