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Shubham Nag

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Right from childhood, we are always advised to pursue one dream, one ambition, all in one direction. We are told to focus and channel all our energies into doing what we want to do most (keeping in the mind...
"If I were to describe my tattoo in just four words, it'd be these ones. It's an immaculate piece of work. It's everything I wanted it to be. Nothing more, nothing less. I have always loved tattoos, not when they...
With nearly 3 decades of tattooing experience under his belt, Jocke Hultman is probably the epitome of everything good about the traditional ideas of tattooing. He skipped school, but doesn't regret it now. He has travelled around the world...
India is home to some of the finest tattoo artists of the world, and they have represented the country and won many international awards too. But, there is one feat which very few tattoo artists have achieved, globally. And...
The concept of modern tattooing is still very new to India. No, don't be mistaken. Traditionally, our history of tattooing goes to back to a few hundred years, but then somewhere down the line, we lost it. And post...
With time, tattoos are undoubtedly being more accepted in our general society, but the baseless assumptions still remain. 'You won't get a job' to 'No one will ever take you seriously', we the tattooed people of this country are...
We always keep reiterating that tattoos are much more than just body art. It’s much more than art, for that matter. But, to explain the same is quite a challenge because to really understand the emotional power of tattoos,...
Tattooing today has changed vastly from where it started, and I am talking about professional tattooing here, not even traditional tattooing. From how tattoo studios run to how aspiring tattoo artists go about their business, tattooing is no more...
The word 'Mandala' finds its origins in the Sanskrit language, meaning a circle. Since the dawn of social media, mandalas have easily become the most common tattoo idea for many across the globe. They are good to look at, they are...
No, this headline isn't another click bait, that intends to get just another pageview from you. The use of the hashtag, #ThePowerOfWe has nothing to do with us starting an hour-long trend on Twitter, or anywhere else. Nor are we...
So, the subcontinent's biggest tattoo convention, Nepal Tattoo Convention is back, up and running again for its sixth edition this year. On Friday, we witnessed a rather quiet day one, with low footfall, but filled with amazing artwork all around....
This time, last year, majority of the Indian tattooing community was in Nepal attending the 5th Nepal Tattoo Convention. All of us enjoyed a fabulous Day 1 of the convention; a day filled with mesmerizing tattoo art all around...
In this age of constant evolution, be it human or technological, tattooing too has reached a stage from where it has much to fall back upon, but it also has miles to travel before it can look back. And...
Last December, India finally witnessed a tattoo convention, worthy of being tagged a global-scale convention, simply because of the size and grandeur associated with it. Never before did an Indian convention feature names as rich as Paul Booth, Anil...
Leo Tattoos, in Mumbai, is secretly placed in this sweet hiding spot, right in the heart of the city. A spot which would never meet the stranger’s eye; a spot so secluded from the madness that is Mumbai, that...
From butterflies and tribal art to conceptual realism and dot work, Indian tattooing has come a long distance in the last decade or so, but on the national map, tattoos are still largely a societal taboo. And if you are...
Tattooing is such a profession where you generally don’t expect a 20-odd year old to make heads turn, win international awards, and be counted one of the best around because it takes years to learn the art form, and...
There are few names on this planet who can invoke the same level of inspiration in their field of work as Filip Leu, one of the greatest ever masters of professional tattooing. Such is his stature in the world...
Ever wondered how your favourite celebrities would look heavily tattooed? Can a tattooed Marilyn be more graceful than herself? How will you react to seeing them covered in tattoos? Such might have been the questions playing on Cheyenne Randall’s mind...
When an artist is as old as the industry, you expect him/her to have the aura of an emperor who feel they stand beyond and above all. But not with Sameer Patange. The most successful name of Indian tattooing...