For this Bethlehem tattoo artist, religion is more than skin deep

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.

Updated Date: Jul 08, 2016 12:01 PM

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