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Female tattoo artists flourishing in Bali

  • Luh De Suriyani

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Kuta, Bali   /   Thu, October 5 2017   /  01:38 am

One dot at a time: Lidya Adventa (right), the owner of Be No Square, makes a tattoo for her client in Bali.(Courtesy of Be No Square)When one meets with this tattoo artist, the fear of pain or needles vanishes at once. Her name is Caecilia Lyra Chrysantia and this 20-year-old girl is all about being cheerful.Caecilia, who likes the dotting concept of tattooing, has been archiving her tattoo designs on her personal computer and on her IG account, @chrysantialyra, for the last two years.

She uses her archive to showcase her designs to potential and existing clients visiting the Altar tattoo studio in Canggu, north Kuta, where she learns and works.

Among her best tattoo designs are several versions of the legendary chief minister of the Majapahit kingdom, Gajah Mada, and realistic pictures of animals and humans. She is also experimenting with unique and humorous design ideas, ...