Archive for May 23rd, 2011

Getting Inked

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Getting a Tattoo by Luna McCarthy

Getting or having tattoos in Guatemala is still a taboo that is associated with being a gang member, even if you hail from another country. Slowly, this culture is changing, perhaps in part because of the influx of tourists that bring their inked bodies from other parts of the world, many of them women. Now many young people here are choosing to have a tattoo solely as a method of artistic expression. Here a young man is having a tattoo done by talented, local tattoo artist Javier.