Prerit Chauhan (Photo/Video) By Lokesh Goswami Delhi :
NEW DELHI: Tattoos have now become an accessory to adorn the body -an accessory that is an artwork, an accessory that is a complete tale in itself, an accessory that is a belief of one’s soul.
Infact, renowned actor Angelina Jolie said once that all her tattoos came at good times, adding that “a tattoo is something’permanent when you‘ve made a selfdiscovery, or something you’ve come to a conclusion about”. And as author Sylvia Plath said, a tattoo is like wearing one’s heart on one’s skin.
With the attempt to take the fashion of tattoo to a higher level and to educate people about this artwork, the third Heartwork Tattoo Festival is being held in the capital’s Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium from the 1 to 3 December 2017 with the participation of around 105 artists which include twenty five international artists from countries like UK, USA, Germany, Australia, Finland, Korea, Greece, Italy among others.
This year’s headliner Tattoo Artists are Jeff Gouge from USA, Steve Butcher from New Zealand, Stefano Alcantara from USA, Randy Engelhard from Germany and Roberto Gasperi from Italy.
The event is being organized by the Czars of The Indian Tattoo Industry who formed a group called Creative Skin Graphic Pvt Ltd. to revolutionize tattoo art all over India as they realized that getting inked has become the trend of the day. It was in the true sense Heartwork.
There will also be live workshops by the legends of the International tattoo industry. They take upcoming artists through demonstrations on various art practices and design methods.
Ten News Caught up With Co-organizer Anu Sing, He said “We started Heartwork tattoo festival 3 years ago with the aim of educating the Indian people about tattoos and to clear the myths revolving around this industry. People had a lot of misconceptions about tattoos which we have been able to clear up and there has been a tremendous growth in the number of people getting tattooed so I guess we are on the right way. Hoping to see more tattoo enthusiasts this year at the tattoo festival.”