In an article published on Monday, the Indian newspaper The Times Of India said that it had found a flower tattoo in the capital, New Delhi, which is called ‘The Most Beautiful Flower Tattoo’ in Hindi.
The tattoo is the only one in the city, and was commissioned by the artist who had received the flowers from his daughter, who has died.
The article also claimed that the artist had received an offer from a beauty salon in Delhi, who would have given him the flowers, for free.
The artist had to choose between the flowers and the salon, according to the article.
‘The flower tattoo has become the most popular tattoo in India,’ the article said.
The paper did not say what other tattoo artist had been commissioned by him.
A number of beauty salons in India have been contacted for comment.
‘I’m not a beauty saloon guy’, said Pramod Kharge, a beauty assistant in a Delhi beauty salon, when asked what he thought of the article about the tattoo.
‘If I know a guy, I’ll give him flowers for free, I’m not an art person,’ he said.
However, the article did not mention if the tattoo had been completed.
‘That is a matter of my recollection,’ Kharge said when asked if he thought the tattoo was ‘fake’.
The article said the artist also had a tattoo of the Indian flag.
‘We are not going to be making any further comment at this time,’ Khige said.
According to The Times, the artist was approached by the salon owner in May last year, and asked for permission to have the tattoo done, with a cost of about Rs 30,000.
Kharge and other employees of the beauty salon did not immediately respond to phone calls.
A senior government official told The Times that the government does not have any policy on the matter.
‘In fact, the government has decided not to take any steps against any beauty salon or any other tattoo artists for having such an art and for having tattoos that are not in accordance with the law,’ the official said.
‘Our government does take steps against such art and tattoo artists who are violating the law.
‘Such artists should not have access to the government’s tax revenue.
We do not want to give these artists any incentive.’