Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tattoos are not just for Triads, it's an art - says a netizen

Screenshot from ABS CBN news

Manila, Philippines - During the senate probe on shabu shipment surpassing the Bureau of Customs, Senator Antonio Trillanes accused Vice Mayor of Davao Paolo Duterte being a member of a triad.

Triad is one of many Chinese transnational organized crime syndicates based in Asian countries like Hongkong, Macau, China, and Taiwan.

According to Wikipedia, Triad is one of the three major secret societies in mainland China but after the establishment of People’s Republic of China, all its secrets were destroyed.

According to Trillanes, his “foreign intelligence” source said that one of the sign that you are a member of the said group is having a tattoo embedded on their body.

"Ang sinasabi ay itong si Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte ay member ng triad at ang proof ng kaniyang membership ay yung tattoo sa likod. Yan ang mag-e-explain ng lahat ng ito, at merong competition among syndicates," he said.

Meanwhile, according to an artist and convention organizer Gabe Shum, tattoos are not just for Triad members but it is also art.

“I think people are slowly starting to understand that tattoos aren’t just for triad members, but is art,” he said. “Hopefully, the convention will put Hong Kong on the map for tattoo lovers. This could even become a tourist attraction.”

Shum who owns the Freedom Tattoo shop had organized some events and even inked some international stars like former England football team captain David Beckham, and also the NBA superstar Lebron James.

Trillanes insisted that the young Duterte should remove his shirt so they could see the tattoo, have it decoded to determine whether the presidential son is indeed a member of the Triad.

Although after several attempts to ask VM Duterte to remove his shirt, the latter still refused and invoked his “right of privacy.”