Write on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 Published in Art & Culture

A déjà vu encounter with tattoo artist Ma Phyu Thazin Soe

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Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima

After pacing the block in search of the tattoo studio we climbed the dusty steps of a nondescript downtown apartment building. Aside from operating unofficially in a residential building, the studio looked exactly like those I had visited abroad, save for the Buddhist altar tucked in a corner above stacks of binders teeming with photos of fresh tattoos.