October 23, 2007
The tattoo hunt
Handwriting, they say, is a sign of personality. Clothes, a symbol of individuality. So what do you call a tattoo? Body language?
While you figure that one out, Trendy shortlists the hippest tattoo parlours in the city. Oh, they’re the safest too, using imported needles (once only, of course) and organic dyes.
Sasha Salon and Institute: Tribal signs, eagles and scorpions, butterflies and sunflowers. Or temp ones with vegetable dye, which last for about a week.
# 201, 2nd floor, 5th Avenue , Brigade Road, Bangalore. Contact Padmalatha at 25327499/Mob 9886086021. Cost: Rs 1000-Rs 30000.
Brahma Tattoo Studio: Choose from over 30,000 designs that can be inked on you using Korean needles and organic ink. Most-in-demand: Sunbursts, the Holy Cross, the ‘ Om’, barbed wires and the forever-favourite dragon.
26 Indo-Dubai Plaza. Rest House Road, off Brigade Road, Bangalore. Contact Giri at 9948200145. Cost: Upwards of Rs 1500.
Comfortably Numb: Choose from hundreds of the hippest designs or create your own signature symbol. Formerly with Peaches Salon and Spa (a Trendy fave), the principal tattoo artist here makes magic with ink.
No 23, Y Cross, Mangala Layout, Kamanahalli, Bangalore. Contact Russell at 9845588748. Cost: Upwards of Rs 1500.
Let your tattoo do the talking.