American singer Miley Cyrus seems to have made the Om symbol cool among the city’s youngsters. After 18-year-old Cyrus got the symbol inked on her right wrist last month, tattoo parlours in the Capital say there’s been a rise in the number of people asking for the same tattoo.
“In the past week alone, several people have requested for this tattoo. In order to get the exact design, some young girls have also shown me pictures of Miley’s tattoo,” says tattoo artist Raju Pandey, of tattoo parlour Funky Monkey, Gurgaon.
“I usually do around seven tattoos a day, of which three have been Om tattoos in the past two weeks” says Abhishek Ahuja of Naughty Needles in Karol Bagh. “Not just Om, a lot of youngsters are asking for other religious symbols as well,” says tattoo artist Aditi Naithani of Ink Cherry, Green Park.