Tattoos on the rise in Cuba

CTV NEWS
by: Andrea Rodriguez. The Associated Press. February 8, 2016.

Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws
a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez’s arm.

“That’s really good,” the 21-year-old art student says, and Coca presses his electric needle to her forearm. She winces as the needle buzzes across her skin, inking the first centimetres of what will take nine hours to become a red, blue and green quetzal, the brilliantly colored national bird of Guatemala.

Tattoos on the rise in Cuba after years underground

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