A tattoo artist inks a legendary character onto a man's leg at the first Myanmar Traditional Ink Workshop in Yangon on January 23, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Ye Aung THU
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Myanmar's emergence from decades of cloistered junta rule has seen a cascade of foreign products flood the country in recent years. But it has also allowed for the revival of ancient fashions, like tattoos. With the country's borders opened up and web censorship laws dismantled, young people in Myanmar are being exposed to foreign trends on a wide scale, and a host of new counter-cultures are emerging. Now tattoo artists are reviving historic images and patterns using modern tattoo guns, which are considered safer than traditional tools.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE