Authors Posts by Shubham Nag

Shubham Nag

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Let's introspect - Are you tattooed? If yes, what is a tattoo to you? Is it still a form of rebellion for you? Is it an expression of your individual identity? Does it reflect your idea of faith, or...
When you are watching tattoo artists go about their job at a tattoo convention, you are likely to come across three types of them – 1. Who is having a great time making new friends, and discussing tattoos 2....
At the recently concluded Nepal Tattoo Convention 2017, we got the exclusive opportunity to interact one-on-one with several world class tattoo artists, who are individually and collectively responsible for the modern evolution of tattooing, as we know it. From...
Over the last weekend, I asked one question to several tattoo artists I met for the first time in my life - What is tattooing to you? 7th International Nepal Tattoo Convention 2017. Together for art!...
Two years back in 2015, I had visited a tattoo convention for the first time in my life. Not in India, but in Kathmandu; Nepal Tattoo Convention. As some of you would be aware, that convention was brought to...
Collaborations among tattoo artists is not a new-found practice, but I guess tattoo collabs have never been more popular than now. And trust us, after what you are going to see in the following video, you might develop a...
Even a year back from now, I remember us having a tattoo convention season every year in this part of the world. But the scene has progressed so much in the last 12 months or so that now we...
About a week back, I came across this particular post on my Facebook Newsfeed, which started as "Abhishek Bhattacharya was one of the few people in Kolkata who could safely claim to be “100% metal to the core”. His...
Tattooing and photography have always enjoyed a wonderful relationship. Without good photography, good tattoos wouldn't look good to the whole world, and the mysticism of tattoos have always lured the photographic eye. Recently, we caught up with an international...
After Donald Trump's life-altering presidential win, America has been a sea of unrest, as parts of the non-white and immigrant population are feeling very uneasy about their lives and living conditions in the country. Amidst of all this tension,...
We are standing at a glorious present of Indian tattooing today because of long standing efforts of very few individuals, who have championed the course of time, and have pulled up Indian tattooing from scratch to being a global...
Tattooing is a largely male-dominated industry, wherein the traditional idea of a professional tattooer is very masochistic. Although, if we go back to our tribal roots, tattooing was a practice of honour that only leading ladies or queens had...
Nepal Inked 2016 - the madness finally has come to an end, but for all of us who were a part of this incredible festival, the memories will linger on in our minds for a long time to come....
If you are a tattoo enthusiast in any form, and if you often go to tattoo conventions, you might often wonder why are you there? What’s really different here than the previous convention I attended? What new am I...
What is that one characteristic that differentiates a tattooed person from a non-tattooed person? This question is not meant to generalise tattooed people and the non-tattooed as just two groups, but to rather make an effort to understand why...
Tanya Judge is not your typical tattoo girl, going for the flower at the ankle or matching designs with her bestie. She's way more sophisticated, spiritual and badass, all at the same time, when it comes to tattoos and her choice...
"I think tattoos are always considered badass, so, I don’t think it’s a negative connotation, I think it’s just badass. You know when you see someone with a tattoo, you think that’s just badass. Yes, you can take it...
On International Go Skateboarding Day last month, about 120 skaters from all over the country assembled at the Play Arena Skate Park, in Bangalore. With loud music blaring in the background, these amateur, semi-pro and pro skaters had the...
There are many of us who are excelling in our current jobs, or whatever ventures we are into, but not always we are doing what we always wanted to do. Not always do we become what we wanted to...
Neelu Bhandari is the perfect example of an independent stay-at-home mom. Correction - independent tattooed working-from-home woman. And this is her #MyTattooStory. Neelu has three tattoos to talk about, two of them are over 16 years old, and tiny ones, but...