B-town’s new blue-eyed girl Jacqueline Fernandez recently got a tattoo done on her finger which reads ‘love’, while Celina Jaitely chose this place to get her better half’s name — Peter — inked. Manyata Dutt too sports a finger tattoo with her hubby Sanjay’s name. Hollywood celeb Lindsay Lohan also grabbed eyeballs with ‘Shhh…’ […]
B-town’s new blue-eyed girl Jacqueline Fernandez recently got a tattoo done on her finger which reads ‘love’, while Celina Jaitely chose this place to get her better half’s name — Peter — inked.
Manyata Dutt too sports a finger tattoo with her hubby Sanjay’s name. Hollywood celeb Lindsay Lohan also grabbed eyeballs with ‘Shhh…’ tattoo on her index finger. However, this fad of finger tattoos is not just confined to celebrities; in fact, Nagpur’s youth too is getting hooked to this new trend. Nagpur Times takes you on this tattoo trail.
Short and sweet: Not everyone prefers those big tattoos or getting inked on the part which even you can’t view easily. Youngsters prefer fingers for inking small and simple tattoos which can be hidden or flaunted as per their choice. Digvijay Yenurkar, an M Tech student, said, “Just a few days ago, I got a tattoo with my parents’ names on my finger as their wedding anniversary is around the corner. When I go to college, I wear a ring over it as I feel this is something very personal and I don’t want to unnecessarily flaunt it everywhere.”
Lots in a name: Finger tattoos can be an alternative to engagement rings too. So, the trend of adorning the ring finger with a tattoo of beau’s name is also very common among the city couples. Indrajeet Kalmegh, a businessman, said, “I feel rings can be changed, feelings can’t. I generally avoid wearing rings. Thus, as an alternative to my engagement ring, I got my ring finger inked with my wife’s name (Ashwini). Reciprocating this love in a similar way, she too will be going in to get a tattoo with my name soon.” Amar Mulge, a tattoo artist said, “I mostly get unmarried or just married young couples, who age between 20-25 years, coming for finger tattoos . While majority of them prefer inking names of their respective partners on fingers, a few have even inked their wedding date on this prominent place.”
Creative challenge: “It’s a very challenging task to create a tattoo on such a small space. And because fingers have a thin layer of skin, getting tattooed there is a painful process as well. When a customer inks their name, it’s easier. But a tattoo with designs like a tiger or a phoenix, I need to pay extra attention,” said a tattoo artist, Dr Jitendra Bharadwaj. “When it comes to tattooing on a finger, I use fine needles of one or three round liner size. Strokes of the tattoo machine are short and the frequency is always kept low,” he added.
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