Pilgrims to Bethlehem often return home with candles or rosaries, but for those who see religion as more than skin-deep, tattoo artist Walid Ayash is there to help.
Walid is a self-taught tattoo artist who specialises in Christian-themed designs. Most of his clients are pilgrims from Egypt, Iraq and Armenia. After visiting the Church of the Nativity, just metres from Walid's studio, they get a tattoo as part of their pilgrimage.
Walid is expanding his business to include non-religious tattoos too. He has decided to open a new studio in secular Ramallah, the Palestinian political capital. Walid hopes his designs will tempt the city’s hip young population and boost business even more.