Mumbai: 91-year-old woman gets her first tattoo

Updated: 13 February, 2018 11:25 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

It was an epic moment where Sharda Jhavar- a 91-year-old woman got her first tattoo by celebrity tattoo artist Vikas Malani at BodyCanvas Tattoos and Piercings

Mumbai: 91-year-old woman gets her first tattoo Sharda Jhaver and Vikas Malani

It was an epic moment where Sharda Jhavar- a 91-year-old woman got her first tattoo by celebrity tattoo artist Vikas Malani at BodyCanvas Tattoos and Piercings.

On what prompted her to get a tattoo done, she said that being a very religious person and a staunch believer of Shiva, she actually wanted to get a Shiva portrait on her arm done. On seeing her daughter-in-law's tattoo, she was further inspired and decided to get the Shiva elements done instead of the entire portrait.

"As per tradition, if you have had a complete fulfilling and satisfying life, it is imperative to show thankfulness and gratitude by some means; hence the tattoo and it feels amazing to carry it." says Sharda Jhavar. Her energy was awesome and sat through the entire inking process with a smile on her face.

Mumbai: 91-year-old woman gets her first tattoo Shiva tattoo

Tattoo artist Vikas Malani, Co-founder of BodyCanvas Tattoos says, "A woman getting her first tattoo done at the age of 91, is commendable and inking her was one of the most interesting and inspiring experiences in my tattoo career. This lady is living life to the fullest, which also includes having a bucket list of things to be done and while accomplishing her bucket list, she doesn't really care what the society thinks. Additionally, she is a symbol of women empowerment. In a country where women in India have always been controlled, she symbolises women moving out of the image set for them and exploring the world."

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First Published: 01 February, 2018 20:02 IST

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