Getting Inked

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.

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  • Glenyc

    where can I find Javier? I’d lilke to get a tattoo in Xela

    • LunaMcCarthy

      Hi Glenyc, Sorry but to my knowledge Javier went out of town last week, not sure when he’s gonna be back. He defo is the best in town, but depending on how long you’re going to be here, you may have missed him…sorry 🙁

  • Dan

    Hey, did Glenyc ever get their tattoo done? I’d also like to get something basic done in Xela, any recommendations? x