Tattoos today are a way of life. I have got ’em and you have got ’em. Considered a mainstream art form now, Dynt visited some of the tattoo studios mushrooming in the city and met the men behind the scenes who deliver such breathtaking art on human skin day in and day out. We talk about the massive introduction of the tattoo culture to the general mass, translating into massive commercialization of tattooing today. But does that translation also mean the artistry behind the work turn into cheap sell-outs whose main income source comes from the clients who are mostly uneducated about the entire culture. Tattoos are popular all over the world each with their own references and meaning. How meaningful are the tattoos done in Kolkata by home-bred artists who are looking to express their creativity? Does massive explosion in the culture support high quality and better artwork?

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