On World’s Tattoo Day, let us all share our stories and experiences about why we got inked, what importance does a tattoo hold in our lives. Getting inked is a tradition, followed since centuries, it holds great importance, many tattooed their victories in war, some tried to hold on to their lost dear ones onto their skin, it may be a hip culture for a lot of people now, and for others tattoos are the stories they can’t narrate themselves.

There are three reasons to as why people get inked:

1) Memories

Have you ever lost a pet that you grew up with? Lost your parent or a best friend? If yes, you will understand the pain of the loss. The memories will always haunt us, you can’t escape it, you only have to accept it and move on and tattoos help people do that. Getting those same memories skin deep makes you feel like you’re carrying them onto your life ahead with you. It is more than preserving something for eternity.

2) Art

Art has many shapes and forms, it literally comes from anywhere and is shared through any medium. Some paint it on a canvas or a wall, dance on a stage or streets, cook for their families or in a restaurant, art is simply everywhere. Tattoos are a form of art. People share stories through their art of tattoos. It is as our bodies are a piece of blank canvas and we’re painting it full of colours and depicting our emotions.

3) Love/Passion

It basically summarizes why people with ink, get inked. Their love or passion makes them ink it deep in their souls onto their bodies. It can be a quote very dear to you, an old photograph, your parent’s name or even an important date, it can be anything that you’re absolutely passionate about!

Here, at TBD, many of our team members have got really special tattoos onto their souls. Each tells a different story, you can say it’s a peek through a curtain into their life.

1) The big boss of our team is a mysterious person of us all, but her tattoos speak for themselves. She is an old-school book lover (Bibliophile tattoo) but is also fascinated with all the mysterious theories of our world. She knows that in life you need to write your own story and hence the “Quote-Unquote: Life is unwritten make your own quotes”. She lost her grandfather whom she was very close to and chose to get his birth year and the year he died, to be inked on her skin forever, cherishing his memories.

2) Our next teammate is everyone’s favorite lil bundle of joy, she says, “I am a hardcore believer of karma. I think we should get a tattoo of something that we learn throughout our lives and want to take to the grave. It’s an endless knot of karma which means you cannot escape your karma unless you do it without expectations!”.

3) This next human is known for her baby face and an always excited nature. She got stars inked on her neck. She loves being random and tries new experiences. “An always up for an adventure” kinda gal, so when her girlies would get ear piercing, she got herself a bunch of stars inked.

4) Lastly, I got this tattooed for my mother (quite evident). It was six years ago when she fell sick terribly. It was a moment when doctors had told us to bid our goodbyes to her, but God smiled upon her and she survived. It was mother’s day when she came home post her discharge and wanted to tell her how much she means to me and thus got this inked on that very same day.

We encourage you to share your stories with the world, write to us at [email protected]

Social Media is the new bible of today’s generation. Everything is on Social Media. From Photographs to Phones, facts to food, Buying/Selling, Celebrities, etc. In fact, people search “How to lose weight?” on Google before giving up their toxic habits and hitting the gym. Naturally, people turn to social media to look for motivation so that they could lose weight or even go to the gym. For example, people follow who they like or aspire to become like, they may follow actor SRK if they’re aspiring actors, girls tend to follow role models of their liking. And people who are trying to lose weight or be more pro-active, more of a fitness person should follow these lady bosses who are masters of fitness.

1) Ishwari Patil

If you’re interested in learning YOGA the right way then she’s the one to follow. Ishwari Patil, based in Mumbai, is a Women empowerment enthusiastic. She is trying to increase the awareness of benefits of Yoga and Fitness through her Instagram account. You can see her posing at different locations all over Mumbai, she also provides online consultation to the ones in need.

Instagram Account – @_ishwari_

2) Rashmi Agarwal

Rashmi Agarwal is a fitness freak being a mother. She goes by the name #FitMom or #Momwholifts. She is a fitness model and an inspiration to many. No one can guess that she’s a mother by looking at the pictures she posts on her account. From Weight Lifting to Cross fit, there’s nothing this lady can’t do.

Instagram account – @rashmiaagarwal

3) Surbhi Sharma

Surbhi Sharma is a Rhythmic Gymnast who also practices Yoga. Her Instagram feed is filled with her pictures doing all the extreme yoga poses with a smile on her face. She is on her journey to inspire and teach people the true meaning of Yoga.

Instagram Account – @_surbhisharma

4) Jinni Shaikh

Jinni Shaikh is one of the most hardcore lady bosses of all. She is an ESN Athlete who trains in heavy lifting. Her training videos will get you off of your couch and into the gym. A perfect role model and inspiration, she shares her experiences through her posts and her feelings of motivation and dedication through her captions.

Instagram account – @jinni_shaikh

5) Priya Chandra

A certified nutrition and Fitness consultant, Priya Chandra is a Body Transformation Specialist. She provides diet and workout schedule and guidance through her Instagram account online. She majorly posts videos of her working out for her followers for them to see and do it themselves.

Instagram account – @priya_chandra94