Man Gets Names Of 560 Indian Army Martyrs Tattooed On His Body
- You may have seen several lovers getting inked for their partners, but there is a man who got inked for the martyrs of Indian Army. Meet 30-year-old Interior designer, Abhishek Gautam who has 593 tattoos on his back that includes 560 names of martyrs.
- Be it Kargil War martyrs or the recent ones, he has all the names tattooed on his back. Apart from the martyrs he had tattoos of freedom fighters including Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh. It took eight days to complete this entire tattoo.
- Every day he has spent six hours to get inked. Speaking to Mail Today, Gautam who hails from Hapur said: “These days, getting inked for loved ones is the maximum thing that can be shown as a gesture of love. People often tattoo the names of their partner but for me the love for the country is beyond anything. The Indian Army is always there for us and there are many soldiers who have died for the nation. So getting their names inked on my body is a tribute for them.”
- When asked how this came to his mind, he said: “Last year I visited Leh Ladak. The Indian Army saved one of my friends and throughout our journey we felt safe as the soldiers were always there. Since then I thought that I should do something to pay tribute to them. Then I decided to get inked.”
- For one complete year, he researched the names of martyrs and met few of their family members. Then he contacted a tattoo artist in Delhi who designed the entire tattoo and started inking him.
- “Before getting tattoo, I consulted doctors who suggested me not to go for it as it will be a long process and the body might react for continuous tattoo process. But I still went for the procedure,” he said. Believe it or not but his family members including his wife were unaware that he got inked.
- “After 15 days they learnt about my tattoos,” he said. “Now days, people’s patriotism is temporary. They get patriotic on 15th August, 26th January or during India-Pakistan cricket match. Else they are least bothered. I could not join Indian Army but I want to feel patriotic every day. And these tattoo remind it to me every day,” he added.
Source- India Today