Raie Mahapatra got four of her lovely and meaningful tattoos from Zaheer Chhatriwala, a Bandra-based tattoo artist. Raie’s tattoos comes from a very personal space, be it the “Hope springs eternal” to the roses from The Tales of the Beedle Bard (Harry Potter anyone?), or her ode to her grandparents with the panda and their initials carved on her body.
Recommended because: For Raie, Zaheer’s studio is like home as she felt comfortable there, sharing her vision with him. He is engaging, kind and non-judgmental, which she believes is a nice quality for any artist to have, especially when it comes to inking someone else. She does suggest booking in advance with him as he is a popular one with celebrities.
Ask For: Zaheer, as he is the sole owner of his studio
Shell Out: Ranges between INR 3,000 and INR 5,000 (subject to change as per the tattoo design)
P.S: Do make sure you take a photograph/print out of the design you want the artist to work with.