Indigenous tattoo art gets a new inning

๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŽ ๐ŸŒ SO TRUE DEARS ‘AN ARRAY OF ARTISTS ARE PREDICTING THIS ART’S FUTURE BY CREATING IT’ LIKE THIS INDIAN EXAMPLE.

In one way or the other, knowingly or unknowingly, as social animals we tend to exercise our intrinsic habit of strengthening our position within the larger community to which we belong.

There is enough evidence across cultures worldwide that highlight mankindโ€™s inclination towards creating visual markers like body piercing and tattoos that collectively narrate the stories of the communities those marked bodies belonged to. With time, the culture of visual markers, especially tattoos, progressed from being interpreted to one that began to serve aesthetic purposes; denoting man made symbols of birth status, branding of certain sections of society and social rank, religious and spiritual emblems, protective charms for love and luck, and much more.

With increasing urbanisation, tattooing has gained popularity amongst urban youth as a form of self-expression. However, often I always used to wonder โ€“ is there an indigenous story from India thatโ€™s still untold? Little did Iโ€ฆ

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