27 October 2008

Jakarta Ink



There are many tattoo artists in Jakarta who turn the sidewalk in the city into their tattoo parlors.

Understandably, it is a far cry from the ones you see on Miami or London Ink. Nevertheless, their level of artistry is quite impressive.

I come across the above in the grounds of Monumen Nasional. The tattooist offers both permanent and temporary tattoos.

You can choose from the many designs in his catalogue folders or bring your own design. Notice the pair of legs on the top left hand corner in the pic above?

They belong to this guy.

I was expecting some grimaces of pain. But he appeared to be nonchalant about the process. A picture of absolute calmness. That's not a temporary tattoo mind you.

However, there are of course many proper tattoo parlors in Jakarta. Go to one of these if you have reservation about the sidewalk tattoo artists. Particularly on their hygiene practices.

14 comments:

Eki Akhwan said...

The more I look at your photos and read your blog (the way you report things), the more I am convinced that you could probably be a journalist. TEMPO magazine uses this slogan: Enak dibaca dan perlu! ^_^

Victoria said...

I'll trade you ink for ink - here's the link to my blog: www.victoriasrighthip.typepad.com/

gadhogadho said...

thanx Eki... i'm not a journalist but i do share an apartment with one. menular dari dia kali ya? hehe

Victoria - deal!

Urang Awak said...

agree with bang Ekie, I guess I got hookeup with your blog. Its interesting to read your posting. Jadi malum karena blog saya masih amateur. Thanks for sharing ya

i know i who said...

pak ajuan .. bisa replace pak sopha yaa ..

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