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Acid attack survivors turn tattoo artists

Celeb inking guru, Vikas Malani, to train the victims for free. Here are the deets

Arpita Kala 26 August 2017, 4:53 PM
Acid attack survivors Ritu Saini and Laxmi Agarwal share a laugh.

Acid attack survivors Ritu Saini and Laxmi Agarwal share a laugh. Image: Rahul Saharan/Facebook

The man behind the gorgeous tattoos on MS Dhoni, Shah Rukh Khan.and even the sanskari Alok Nath (Whodathunkit!), artist Vikas Malani is all set to empower some more people with art. Malani, who's also the founder of Body Canvas Tattoos & Piercings, will be joining forces with the non-profit organisation Chhanv Foundation to train acid attack victims in the art of tattoo-making.

The in-demand tattoo artist says, “With this association, we aim to empower the women survivors of acid attacks by giving them free training to become professional tattoo artists. We would like to boost their confidence and welcome them to Body Canvas’s positive environment and energetic workforce”.

And it looks like the idea is catching on. Malani has alread hosted two successful workshops and is all set to do it again at Café Sheroes, Agra, on August 29. Here's a sneak peek of the fun training during the Delhi workshop.

Not only a career in the inking industry, the acid-attack victims can also get inked during or after the workshop. Turning pain into art to earn a livelihood seems like a great move for these fighters. We can't wait for them to finish the training and check out their work already!

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