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Tattoo artists in Oaxaca by Alvin Starkman

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Tattoo artists in Oaxaca: a lawyer and a fine arts graduate make strange bedfellows with tatuadores Alvin Starkman

Lawyer Kaireddyn ("Kai") Orta began fabricating his own, rudimentary tools for making tattoos in 1996, while still in high school here in Oaxaca, Mexico. One day, a neighbor saw him carrying a shoe box, and asked him what was in it. Kai showed him the adapted motor, needles, ink and other paraphernalia. The neighbor was the recipient of Kai's first tattoo. Kai then began doing tattoos for his schoolmates. read more
Published or Updated on: February 28, 2011 by Alvin Starkman © 2011
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Alvin Starkman together with wife Arlene operates Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast.

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