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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Divinity of Hanuman Tattooed on One’s Skin , India


NEW DELHI, INDIA, February 28, 2010: After a year spent researching and clicking images of Indian street tattoos for his new book, French writer Stephane Guillerme found Lord Hanuman easily the commonest tattoo in all of India. “Hanuman represents absolute physical power. So I guess it matches the male subconscious mind,” he said. But tattoos of all the Hindu Gods are a common sight on people’s skins.

Guillerme, who lives in a small northwestern French town called Vannes, first visited India 12 years ago as a tourist. Since then, he has been coming here every year. Already the author of three books on India, Guillerme is wandering across the country to explore the stories and psychology behind tattoos, which have existed in India long before professional studios came on the scene.

The average Indian seeks an object of adoration, it appears. So, not surprisingly, actors come close behind Gods and Goddesses in the popularity stakes.

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