My new tattoo
Makati City Travel Blog› entry 5 of 5 › view all entries
The entire time I have been preparing for this trip I have heard about the tattooists here. How talented they are and how they takle their art very seriously. I have found since being here that although it is not unaccepted in full, that tattooing is still kind of taboo. Of course that peaked my interest. I had a few conversations with some cats who had some work done locally and after seeing what the artists were able to accomplish had to get one done. I wondered around Makati looking for a particular artist at Black Strawberry at City walk in Glorietta. I never found him. I was searching for an entire day. Anyway I ended up getting fully lost and found a place called Miano Ink. It was a very small store front barely bigger than an average bedroom.
After 3.5 hours we were done. Over all the experience was amazing, probably the best one I have ever had. RJay was able to create exactly what I had pictured in my mind after only a 30 minute conversation and transform it into a beautiful flowing work of art on me within 3.5 hours. He was extremely proud of his work and we took about 25 pictures of his new friend from NY. Much respect to RJay and the crew down at Miano Ink at Glorietta. They are all evry talented artists, professional and really friendly. Thanks guys, see ya next time. Also when people talk about Philippino style of tattooing and art, they are serious. The people out here know their shit and they take it very seriously.