Tattooed by Gunga Ma
Swasthik Iyengar is a tattooist of Indian origin and would like to take you all on a story telling journey about the beauty of street tattooing in South India.
Join us on a journey into the history of Indian Street Tattos and the art of Kolam with Gunga Ma, a tattoo-artist based in Australia, who is reconnecting us to our lands through the craft of tattooing 💫🌱🌸
The Journey of Indian Street Tattoos with Swasthik Iyengar AKA Gunga Ma
NO BORDERS JOURNAL
"Since I commenced a traditional tattoo apprenticeship in Australia and was not only influenced by American traditional tattooing concepts as well as tribal tattooing concepts, I decided to create a street flash sheet of tattoo designs that embodies my inspiration for both. My love for our culture allowed me to create my own designs that celebrated tattooing in South India. I wanted to make this as handmade as possible and created the designs on turmeric-stained handmade Indian paper. I hope this journal entry has given everyone a very small insight into some elements of tattooing in India. Tattooing in India is very deep. There is in fact more information about both kolam and street tattooing, and I hope to share this with you all on our special day on the 30th of October with the beautiful people and community of No Borders Shop." ✨