Tattoos in Thailand

In November/December 2009, my brother and I went to Thailand for the first time.  A friend of ours met up with us in Phuket en route to India.  While walking about in town we noticed everybody walking around with fresh tattoos (cling-wrapped) because it was so cheap to have one done there, so she decided to have one done too.  She asked if I could draw a scarab to have tattooed on her ankle as she didn’t want to pick a generic tattoo off the wall.  The Roman Numerals represent the First letters in names of her family members.  So her tattoo has a personal meaning. This was the first time something that I drew made it on to another persons skin forever.

In the photo: (from left) me, a local gal and my friend that got the tattoo of the scarab.

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