When one of Vishal's friends asked him if he wanted to join him on his trip to Bangkok, Vishal immediately jumped in. But he had never thought that he would return with having his skin gotten permanently inked. Says Vishal, "My friend, a photographer just asked me to tag along with him during one of his assignments in Bangkok and I went. Tattooing was never really on the cards."
However, the unplanned did turn into a reality as Vishal got his first tattoo done. Vishal elaborates, "I never thought I would ever get a tattoo done in my life. But now I have taken the plunge and I'm glad I did it. It's a great experience and no it was not at all painful like I had anticipated."
Vishal describes more on the tattoo as he goes on to say, "My tattoo is of two playing cards one lying on top of the other. I don't know why I chose that particular design but since the moment I had decided to get a tattoo done, playing cards were the only thing on my mind. When I told the tattoo artist that playing cards were what I wanted; even that fellow got stumped as he did not have the design to refer in his shop. Then he saw the cards through a game of solitaire in my cellphone and did it for me."
"All of my friends have been complimenting me on the tattoo. They find it very unique," signs of Vishal.
Reporter: Ranjini Nair
Author: Susan Jose