Dragon Rouge
Yung Chi & Robin’s

Paris 11e, 2022

AD Germany, April 2023

The “Dragon Rouge” tattoo parlour is the fusion of two very unique worlds, mixing Asian and Western influences. The waiting room has been designed as an intimate living space between the studio and the house. The 19th century blackened wood overmantel mirror gives both height and depth to the space. Did you notice the letter D on the pediment for Dragon? The Napoleon III period castle fireplace with its bronze dragon decorated grills (which inspired the tattoo studio’s gold leaf logo) sits in the middle of the room and distributes the benches on either side. The backs of the seats and the Chinese-inspired ceiling mouldings were made to measure, as was all the furniture. The bookcase contains specialised books, classified by theme in order to enrich their work: the history of tattooing, anatomy plates, naturalist plates, medieval engravings, etc. A pair of Louis XVI cabriolets was covered with a medieval-inspired “City of Lions” fabric made in the workshops of the designer, Lindsay Alker, in Great Britain. A few family antiques, plants and personal objects reinforce the “cabinet of curiosity” atmosphere outside of time and fashion for a tattoo parlour that displays its difference and singularity.

Photos © Grégory Timsit