Project 365: Day 190 – Inking today

7th January 2015 – Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

From a rising phoenix to a roaring lion,
We all have our insignia, we make it as we see fit.
The needle is forlorn, and the artist will soon move on,
But yet, we find our own ink. And go through hell to get it.
Unawatuna, sri lanka, travel, photography

Getting inked in Unawatuna. Not me. – Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

As expected, came back to the party hostel to wake up to some crazy ass-partying. And unexpectedly, a tattoo session.

One of the guys in the hostel was getting some touch-up work on his tattoo, converting it from a phoenix to a lion. To the artist’s credit, he managed to do this seemingly difficult metamorphosis. And it took nearly 7 hours to get the whole thing done.

What made it fun for us spectators, was that there was a lot of pain in the room today. Oh, the look itself was quite funny. But the end product was worth it.


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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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