3 Indians in world atlas of tattooists

Three Indians have made it to a new list of 100 notable tattoo artists from around the globe.

The World Atlas of Tattoo, published by Yale University Press, features Nagaland’s Mo Naga, Kolkata’s Abhinandan “Obi” Basu and Delhi’s Manjeet Singh amongst the who’s who of tattoo art all over the world.

Mo Naga, who runs a tattoo studio in Dimapur, has been trying to revive the vanishing tattooing tradition of various tribes of Nagaland while Abhinandan Basu’s tattoos are rooted in Bengali folk art.

Singh, on the other hand, runs Manjeet Tattooz studio and boasts of clientele from the U.S., the U.K. and Australia.

“I wanted to make the book truly global as so many so-called worldwide books about tattooing leave out many areas, including India, rest of south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa,” American tattoo historian Anna Felicity Friedman who has compiled the book said.

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