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That too is an art

M.R.ARAVINDANM.R.ARAVINDAN

`But, what matters in any art form is the quality and perfection, more than the money you pay for it'


WANT YOUR bike or car to look trendy, not just with splash of colours but also, with some `fantasy figures' like dragon, mermaids, etc? Call `Dragon' David (as he is fondly called by his pals) at 2602699/98421-77321 or mail him at davidfitzgerald@rediffmail.com

"Initially I was doing body tattooing for some of my friends in the traditional method as a hobby. By that time I joined a diploma course in printing technology and stopped it for a while. But during my course of study, I acquired skills about colour combination and their utility while painting different figures".

Besides, he is also a diploma holder in commercial arts and in graphics/multimedia.

"After completing my education, I resumed body tattooing and now expanded my vocation to painting on motor-bikes and cars", he says.

"All instruments and raw materials used for bike arts are imported ones. Unlike the body tattoos, these can be wiped out when the owners want to have fresh ones on their vehicles" Mr.David claims

"Most of the figures, whether I paint or tattoo, are my own babies. I have also got an album of all of them for my customers to choose", he says.

"To start with, I have got two orders for bike arts. Once, if these bikes are out on the roads my work will be recognised", opines Mr.David.

An art teacher, in Vikasa School in the city, basically, he tutors students on the art of painting.


"Painting, of any kind, is more a passion for me than a profession. Maybe because of this, I am able to achieve cent per cent perfection in my work and attract customers from all over the country," he explains, adding, "there is also no segmentation among my clients, as women also come to me for body tattooing".

Careful about the health of his customers that he first puts a dot on the hand before tattooing the figure and if there are no allergic symptoms, he continues his work.

Not only body tattooing and painting on vehicles, he can also create figures on any surface or medium. His works have also found place in many establishments, both in India and abroad. He also does decorative works for marriages and at places of worship too.

Some other feathers in his cap are that he was part of the team, which created graphics for movies like Ratchagan, Dil to Pagal hai, etc.

Speaking about the cost involved, he says, "again, it depends on the size of the figures sought by customers. But, what matters in any art form is the quality and perfection, more than the money you pay for it".

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