Johnny Depp once asserted, “My body is my journal; and my tattoos are my story.” That may well be the situation, considering every one of the parts he goes up against in movies nowadays are pretty much the same, yet to those with an affection for ink, those words will seem to be accurate.
Body craftsmanship is as yet a speciality culture in India – not for us the sort of fixation that Americans have, passing by TV indicates like Miami Ink and LA Ink. Still, we have our aficionados – from Virat Kohli wearing a Japanese Samurai to the ‘Carpe Diem’ scribbled crosswise over Shikhar Dhawan’s shoulder.
In case you’re searching for something somewhat more inventive than simply one more skull or your sweetheart’s name in a re-arranged word over your heart, we recommend you make a beeline for one of these five tattoo parlours.
Devil’z Tattooz, Delhi
Begun by Lokesh Verma in 2003, this present outfit’s developed to end up plainly a group of seven incredible craftsmen, every one with an unmistakable style and maxim. Regardless of whether you’re in the state of mind for some mythology motivated work or referencing popular culture, they have you secured.
Where: Devil’z Tattooz, Delhi
M-53, GK1, New Delhi; 46792201; Shop #77, first Floor, Galleria, DLF-IV, Gurgaon; 4308774; 9654336304
Press Buzz Tattoos, Mumbai
Eric Jason D’Souza, a honour winning tattoo craftsman, and Diana Aishin Chang run this little studio in Versova. It’s area in the northern rural areas hasn’t ceased individuals (counting famous people like Neil Nitin Mukesh and Ria Sen) from pouring in for a little taste of what D’Souza can invoke.
Where: Iron Buzz Tattoos, Mumbai
Shop #3, Royal Heritage CHS, Yari Road, Versova, Andheri; 9867191292; 9833879638
Inkfidel Tattoos, Goa
Inking wasn’t Duncan Viegas’ first decision of expression (or to bring home the bacon). Be that as it may, doodling while on the telephone at a call focus has its benefits – one of which is bumbling into a radical new vocation alternative. Viegas’ complicated, insightful plans are deserving of being on a canvas. You’d be regarded to have him draw on you.
Where: Inkfidel Tattoos, Goa
Anjuna-Mapusa Road, Assagao; 09820415684
Naveen Kumar, an expert craftsman who learnt his speciality at a few schools in the US and Thailand, was informed that Bangalore would be a superior place to start at. He, be that as it may, did what his gut instructed him to: dispatch his studio, and consequently the subculture, in Chennai. And after that went versatile, by starting a tattoo truck. On the off chance that that doesn’t qualify as free thinker, we don’t recognise what does.
Where: Irezumi, Chennai
No 18, Old No 44, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034; 098840 87177
Endless Expressions Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Bangalore
Veer Hegde culminated his speciality while working in Mumbai and Goa, and afterwards went to Bangalore to begin his own parlour. The city’s thankful – not exclusively is he an ace at customary plans, he’s additionally at the cutting edge of 3D inking, an incredible fierceness nowadays.
Where: Eternal Expressions Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Bangalore
No.14/1, Wood Srt, Richmond Road; 66490293