As a tattoo shop established for nearly 20 years, QG does not have a too ambitious ideal, but it still becomes a unique presence in the domestic tattoo industry. I think that’s the power of persistence.
iZ与清鬼创始人东&可可的缘分颇深。从QG TATTOO，到QG LAB，再到QG STATION的合作，是清鬼意识层面的延展，同样是iZ在“空间体验”尝试中的阶段性表达。
iZ and the QG founder Dong & Keke are destined for each other. From QG TATTOO to QG LAB to cooperation on QG STATION, it is an extension of QG consciousness and also a phased expression of iZ’s attempt of “space experience“.
随着人年龄的增长，生活方式的改变，工作状态也在变化着。QG TATTOO从一家单纯的刺青店，过渡到QG LAB，成为清鬼内部培训、发散想法、投入创作的地方。
As people grow older, their working status changes with their lifestyle. QG TATTOO from a simple TATTOO shop, the transition to the QG LAB, which becomes a place of QG internal training, divergent ideas, and devoting to the creative.
Based on the above, QG STATION further expands its social properties, making it a place for customers to communicate, have a rest and hold activities. It conveys the spatial concept of “station”.
Design is also derived from spatial social attributes.When you arrive at QG STATION, stop your motorbike at the door, communicate with people here, light a cigarette, get a memorable tattoo, and finally say goodbye and leave.
The concept of the station is extended with the scene of people coming and going, conveying people’s expectation of moving to another journey and cherishing the memories of the past, just like the meaning of obtaining a tattoo.
A large area of the ground floor is left blank, used as an area for guests and friends to communicate easily, and empty spaces are used to create a level of space.
这些年清鬼对环境的打造，也都是以舒适、简洁、实用为重心，这与iZ Design Studio的设计理念不谋而合。设计中，色彩搭配选择了红黄绿三色，在一些文化中它代表对自由的向往。以此作为主要空间区域的分割，并在一二层区域整体呼应。
In recent years, QG has been focusing on environmental construction. Comfort, simplicity and practicality, which coincides with the design concept of iZ Design Studio.In the design, the colors of red, yellow and green are chosen, which represent the yearning for freedom in some cultures. This serves as the division of the main space area and echoes the whole of the first and second floor areas.
The second floor takes the staircase as the central axis and is divided into red and green working areas. The tatami lounge area is for guests to sit and wait, while on the other side is the area to finalize creation for tattooist.The yellow area is usually used as a visual communication area for the ghosts, and can also be used as a DJ audio console during party activities.
Besides the slight damage to the skin, tattoo brings more spiritual sustenance, personality manifestation and even the healing of the soul.
Dong has always felt that he is running a special gallery with a special meaning for QG. Therefore, the seating area on the first floor is constantly updating works of QG creative people.
The most important thing about tattoo creation is that the creator’s aesthetic is constantly improved and his thinking is not limited. People who draw need to avoids impetuosity, so the stability of the creator’s mentality is more important.
QG hope to provide young creative people with a good creative environment and positive life beliefs while they are exporting their inspiration.
“In my mind, I have never considered QG as a brand or a company. The universe is too big and people are too small. I just hope everyone who comes into contact with QG will remember us.” By Dong of QG
Project Name：QG STATION
Location: Chengdu, China
Project Complete: Feb. 2019
Space Designer: iZ.
Design Area: 1F: 100 sqm；2F: 80 sqm
Major Materials: Timber Floor | Black Brick | Self Leveling Floor
Furniture: HAY by Van Der Rohe Furniture
Lighting Equipment: Geosheen Lighting.
Photographer: Here Space Photography.