Getting inked like Kohli, Gayle adds to IPL fever
To add extra zing to the IPL fervour in Delhi this year, there are tattoo artists at some restaurants, so that cricket-crazy patrons can watch a match and get tattooed in the style of players such as Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. Entrepreneur Naman Sharma, a Virat kohli fan, plays cricket regularly. He loves this tattoo idea. “We have many similarities, and one [of them] is the passion for our profession,” says Sharma. “I’ve been looking for an opportunity to get inked the same way [as Kohli].”
Tattoo artist Vikas Malani says, “The Kohli tattoo is something everyone wants. More than temporary tattoos, I am getting queries for permanent tattoos.” The cost of a permanent tattoo is `2,000 for the first square inch. A temporary tattoo costs `300 per square inch.
Tattoo artist Mohit Singh says, “I paint 2-3 such cricketer tattoos every day.”
Jyoti Joshi of Feng Shuii Kitchen says, “I was looking for a twist [in IPL screening], and what could be better than engaging people in tattooing.” Another restaurant that has tattoo artists during IPL live screening is Raasta, co-owned by Goumtesh Singh (Joy).