There are many such customers who have come here to have Ngoc Like's "witchy hand" to help heal not only physical but also mental wounds through an art form that suffers from many social prejudices.
Up to now
although there has been more openness than in the past, tattooing still skull tanktop legging makes people think of negative elements in society (drug users, prostitutes, gangsters... ). "I have received many women and they told me that they really like tattoos but are afraid of not being supported by anyone," Ngoc said.
However, more and more people dare to overcome the one-sided thoughts and old prejudices of society to accept tattoo art as a means of expressing their own liberation. According to Ngoc Like, receiving needles on the skin is a memorable moment in the life of women with many emotions and difficult fates.
Artistic tattoos bring strength and confidence
According to a small-scale survey conducted by the market research company Q&Me in 2015, only 4% of Vietnamese people get a tattoo and 25% of survey respondents said they feel scared when they see a tattoo. tattoo on someone else's body.
However, for Ha Nguyen, a high school teacher, getting a tattoo is her way of "celebrating" after "ending off" with her conservative, abusive husband by deciding to divorce.
“Previously, my ex-husband never accepted any tattoo christmas outfits on my body. Not to mention, I am also afraid of being affected by my job because the teaching profession is quite sensitive to tattooing "- Ha Nguyen recalls.
After the divorce, this woman decided to overcome her fears to do something she had never dared to do before. She chose a chrysanthemum pattern and tattooed it on a hidden corner on her thigh so that the tattoo would only show up when she was wearing a bikini. "It's just a small tattoo, but it makes me feel like I've found myself again" - Ha Nguyen shared.