9 strangest places people get tattooed in South Asia

When it comes to getting a tattoo done, the body is basically one giant canvas that’s just waiting to be paionted. And yet, many people — when getting their first tattoo, second tattoo or third or beyond – opt for typical locations, such as the bicep, ankle, shoulder or foot. As a society, we tend to stick to these more conventional areas, which makes tattoos in more unique locations seems all the more exciting.

Even though certain tattoo places might not be that usuaul, it doesnt make them wrong in that fact. In many ways, it can make them more elegant. Even though this may seem like a social statement in essence of the physical body holds great energy and ina very unique way some body areas call for tattoos,” tattoo expert Sultan tells that similar to acupuncture, the piercing of the skin stimulates energy held within the physical body what we may view a wierd place to get a tattoo, in a sense these odd tattoos have deeper meaning for the wearer.”

Of course, for the others these rare locations may seem like a great place to get a tattoo , simply for the fun of it or the novelty. Getting a tattoo is a unique experience for everyone, and one that can have all sorts of meaning. With that in mind ; here are some of the rarest locations in south asia as per specially pakistan and india according to experts.

  1. Whites of the eye

Believe it or not, some people choose tyo get tattooed on the whites of their eye. Would sound very distrubing to anyone who hears this but its not only a unique spot, but one that’s also kind of dangerou, which can be appealing for someone who wants to make a statement or try something new.

“ This is a risky place for the ink injected,”Amjad says. “ Anything on the face shows how we express [ ourselvers] to the out world and getting the whites of the eye inked definitely sends the message that you  are different, and daring.”

And yet, due to possible consequences, its an area you’d want to discuss with your tattoo artist – and also not just the tattoo artist but a doctor – before having it done.

  • Eyelids

In our south asian culture women tend to get eyelids tattooed being another rarity aside from permenent makeup, designs on the eyelids are starting to come up it does, however, still remain an incredibly rare location on the body for ink. Due to the fact it doesnt always age well, since the skin here is exposed to the sun, it may explain why you dont see them too often.

  • Inside the ear

According to Islamabad based tattoo artist , one of tyhe most unique places he’s ever tattooed a client was inside the ear.

He tattooed flowers on the cartilage of the ear, then put diamond studs insde the flower, while it sounds beautiful, it definately not a tattoo location he sees requested everyday.

  • Bottom of the foot

It’s common to see tattoos on the foot or near the ankle. But how often do you spot one of the bottom of someone’s foot probably not very often.

In his eight years as a tattoo artist he has only done one of the bottom of the foot tattoo because they commonly fade away

  • Palm area

Sultan has only had two clients request tattoos on the palm of their hands. Just like the bottom of the foot, this location doesnt hold ink very well . So while it may look great in the short term it’s important to keep in mind that it isnt important to keep in mind that it isnt likely to last long.

  • Inner Lip tattoo

While this tattoo location is picking up the steam among celebr ities for its uniqueness, inner lips tattoo location are not the most common spot for everyone else.

This however is more intimate location, so considering tattoos tend to be a form of expression, it’s not typical to have a tattoo in this location.

  • Face tattoos

In General come with a lot of stigma involved and while it’s up the wearer to decide what feels right for them , they’re still quite rare as a result.

It is typically the case that people avoid the face due toi societal norms

  • Genitals

This is a very intimate and private body area the art placed here usually ties into symbols that relate to your most private self.

But it can aso be done as bonding experince with a partner – among many other reasons. It may not be an area people are qyick to talk about, but it’s still safe to say that genital tattoos arent the most common.

  • Area Above the Butt

Another fairly location includes any and all butt tattoos, such as ones that cover the butt crack region.

“No doubt a place to be inked when you what to show your silly side is the butt they might not be mainstream but then again, does anyone get a tattoo as a way to fit in?