India  /  Published 07.08.22

Tribal artists' mission to save art

A group of locals from Bastar in Chhattisgarh has taken up the task of reviving the region's age-old 'Godna' tattoo art form, which tribals believe is the only ornament that remains with t...
By PTI in Raipur

Lifestyle  /  Published 30.06.22

The latest tattoo trends, decoded by three top Kolkata-based artists

While getting matching tattoos can be quite a commitment, most tattoo artists try to talk clients out of it if they aren’t very sure. The whole process can be quite physically and emotionally ta...
By Aatreyee Mohanta

Wear  /  Published 28.06.22

Anindita’s tree of life tattoo is so poignant

Nature-inspired tattoos are all the rage at the moment, especially as people are choosing meaningful designs over abstract ones. Anindita Bose recently showed off a Tree of Life tattoo, etched across ...

Lifestyle  /  Published 06.06.22

Seal it with ink and get a tattoo with your BFF!

Do you and your bestie binge the same shows or movies together? Well, then make haste and get matching fandom tattoos. From Harry Potter to Pixar films, Game of Thrones to Marvel, the world is your oy...
By Aatreyee Mohanta


Lifestyle  /  Published 27.09.21

These Kolkata tattoo artists tell their tales in ink

Anjan’s Tips: Before getting inked, do your research and check the artist's portfolio. Don’t drink alcohol before getting the tattoo and don’t get inked on an empty stomach. ...
By Aatreyee Mohanta

Style  /  Published 08.07.21

Of yellow dress and tattoos

At the height of the pandemic, along with exercising at the gym and beauty parlour treatments, numerous tattooing outlets everywhere had to shut down. Some shops closed down forever. But with the Wes...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

Siliguri: CPM vs 'Che Guevara'

Ghosh swats away such allegations. “I was keen to work for the people of Siliguri and I was not getting the opportunity.… I needed the hands of a new friend to fulfil my objective and tha...
By Devadeep Purohit in Siliguri

Books  /  Published 12.03.21

Stories with needle and skin

When Samuel O’Reilly opened his tattoo shop in 1875 in Bowery, New York City, there were only a few like him. Like many, he stumbled upon the world of tattooing after a stint in the criminal jus...
By Sohini Chakraborty

Health  /  Published 18.11.20

Things to know before you get a tattoo

Tattoos are not something new; in ancient times, villagers tattooed their children using leaves and needles. The technology and the colours have changed. Instead of the traditional olive green, tattoo...
By Dr Gita Mathai


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