3 Indian Tattoo Artists You Should Be Following

It’s heartwarming to see 3 Indian tattoo artists find themselves on Yale University Press’ “The World Atlas of Tattoo Artists”. As the author travels the world, searching for tattoo artists that can hold their own, she landed in India, and found Mo Naga, Manjeet Singh and Abhinandan “Obi” Basu.

In a time, where the Miami Inks and LA Inks of the world surround us, it’s heartwarming to see 3 Indian tattoo artists find themselves on Yale University Press’ “The World Atlas of Tattoo Artists”. As the author travels the world, searching for tattoo artists that can hold their own, she landed in India, and found Mo Naga, Manjeet Singh and Abhinandan “Obi” Basu. Hailing from Nagaland, Kolkata and New Delhi, respectively, each with his own style and skill set.

Mo Naga

Mo Naga, who’s set up in Dimapur, is known for his simplistic, understated and elegant designs. He has dedicated his practice to reviving the slowly vanishing art of tattooing as followed by the traditional Naga tribes. His devotion to rejuvenate this art form is what some might compare to a ritual.

Obi Basu

Obi Basu, a Kolkata resident, is widely famous for his intricate yet elaborate design skills, drawing inspiration from Bengali folk art called Patachitra and greats like Jamini Roy. He uses a mix of black and white and color to create complex pieces of body art. His work is what gives us #tattoogoals and makes us want to get our spirit animals tattooed on ourselves.

Manjeet Singh

Manjeet Singh, a true blue Delhiite, sets himself apart from other tattoo artists because of his expertise in replicating designs, whilst adding his own flavor to them. No one else in India parallels the way he uses color in his works. So a trip to the capital is a mandate for tattoo enthusiasts, who are thinking of getting inked.

Vinita Daga

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