Melaka Worldwide Tattoo Conference organizer Lydia Urmila Murty mentioned the latest tattoo expo at a number-one resort, which noticed more than 1,500 lovers from Italy, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam flocking to the state.
“The occasion was a showcase of geometric designs, vibrant motifs, and intriguing artwork,” she mentioned on Monday (Sept 11).
Murty mentioned body tattoos are additionally half and parcel of indigenous tradition in Sabah and Sarawak.
“We’re obsessed with selling our love for the art,” she mentioned, including that this area of interest market can be expanded into a vacation attraction.
“We can additionally appeal to world-class tattoo artists from across the globe to go to Melaka,” she mentioned.
Concerning the final month’s conference, Murty mentioned it was meant to create a constructive outlook toward body art and promote an appreciation for tattoo artists.
“It was to showcase the work on human pores and skin in addition to change data and experience,” she mentioned.
Murty mentioned that the occasion started with a welcome gathering at The Bella Donna, an out-of-door cafe within the Portuguese Settlement at Ujong Pasir.
Additionally, a contest was held over three days with a world panel of judges.
Aside from body art, the exhibition additionally featured cultural and musical performances, Murty added.