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10 Things to Know/Do Before Getting Tattoo.

10 Things You must know/do when getting a tattoo !

  •  Start small.
  • Design, size & placement – Be clear on the design and know exactly what you want and choose very wisely.
  •  Research the artist. Know the artist, look them up on line. Check their work before exposing your skin to them.
  • It’s Not As Painful As It Looks but don’t push it. Know your pain tolerance, If you’re very sensitive, avoid choosing ribs, backs of knees, elbows, or groin areas for your first tattoo.
  • Healing A Tattoo Hurts More Than Getting Tattooed. Always always, always follow the post-tattoo care to the T. Your tattoo artist will likely tell you how to move forward caring for your healing tattoo,  it’s important to provide daily care to your healing skin.
  • Small Tattoos Are Surprisingly Quick.
  • Do not go for cheap tattoo. Invest in them, after all they are going to stick around as long as you exist.
  • The R word : Retouch! As you age, your body changes. Your tattoo will change as well. You might have to go for touch ups. Keep in mind that you have to think about it.
  •  Take a friend along.Having someone to talk to, and someone you trust to walk you through the process as it’s happening will work wonders. It’s especially helpful to have a friend if you’re getting a tattoo done on an area you can’t see, so they can keep you informed on the progress!
  • They are addictive!! So always take a breather between getting inked! I love my ink, and I’m have been forcing myself to wait a while before I get another one done. But now after 5 years, I feel it’s time I give in and get my next one.. 

Most importantly​!! Be prepared to face these questions that will be thrown at you at least twice in a week: Can I touch it? Is that real? What does it mean? Does it hurt? Wanna see mine? So you are like a tough Chick or something?  read more

Pankaj Udhas : Live in Chennai!!

​There is nothing like experiencing truly beautiful music played live.

While growing up, I was blessed with parents who were as diverse as the four directions(two sets of them, I was adopted within family). While my pa loved listening to Pink Floyd, Queen and John Lennon, my dad loved Ghazals and Sufi music. My mom would play Mohammed Rafi & Mukesh‘s classics and my ammi, illayraja‘s best!! No I can’t count my blessings.

Pankaj Udhas was a part of most of the drives and even before I know the meaning of maikada and ishq and mushq, I could sing all his songs by heart. read more

Hair care at Advance hair studio.

Invest in your hair, it is the crown you never take off!!

Hair loss! Two words. A nightmare that’s actually coming true. Lately everyone I met complained about hair fall, my own hair was falling like crazy and I wanted a solution. I changed shampoos and conditioners and oils and tried a number of remedies and what not but Alas.. 
On my dermatologist’s suggestion I booked an appointment for consultation at advance hair studio. I got in on a Friday noon for Advance hair check. read more