Photohunt #4: Painted

Human canvass

It’s Saturday and its Photohunt day. I don’t have any picture in mind that would match this week’s theme (painted) except the snapshot of this man whose back is adorned with tattoo.

The tattoed man is actually an inmate at the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. The other man holding a pen-like object was his fellow inmate, who is a known tattoo artist at the same tightly-guarded area. The object is an improvised handmade tattooing tool covered with thick layers of thread.

This picture had been used to support the banner story published by People’s Tonight sometime in October 2004. The news feature focused on the susceptibility of inmates to blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis B, which is transmitted from having unprotected sex, sharing drug needles, and getting a tattoo or body piercing with dirty needles and tools.

Some authorities interviewed for the story would not admit the incidence rate of hepa B cases (if there are), but confirmed the existence of sharing of drug needles, unprotected sex with different (women) visitors, and unhygienic use of tattooing devices.

Do you find this post interesting? See other ‘painted’ entries here.

40 thoughts on “Photohunt #4: Painted

  1. YTSL

    Coincidentally, there are a couple of Hong Kong movies entitled “Painted Skin”, so when I read the Photo Hunt’s “painted” theme, that was what came to mind. Still, wasn’t expecting to actually see examples of painted skin on the Photo Hunt. Guess I was proved wrong there! ;b

  2. Miriam

    Ytsl, am thinking of posting some drawings (of my kids) painted with watercolor, but i would like my entry to be different. So I posted the tattooed man here. Also, i would like to share some (already known) info on the dangers of tattooing using unhygienic devices. Well, just a reminder on my part. Thanks for the comment. πŸ™‚

  3. Hootin' Anni

    I have had a tattoo [one small one] on my ankle for a long while…but, I wouldn’t want all that art work all over my body. Nor any disease from needles.

    My ‘PAINTED’ is posted now. Hope you can join me at my blog today sometime. Have a great weekend.

  4. Arlene

    Ouchhh tatoo! Am cringing to imagine the pain. I know that’s painful as how others describe it. But great entry for the theme. πŸ™‚

    Happy week-end and i hope you can drop by my entry this week. πŸ™‚

  5. Genejosh

    Interesting post Mommy Yami..You’re able to take photos of the inmates ha…What a brave woman!

    About sa fake magazine covers namin..he..he..visit

    For the name of my son Hyzyd (Hezed), here’s the story behind, if you’re interested:
    What’s in his name?

  6. Willa

    i think tatoo is fine, as long as it is one of those cute butterflies or winnie the pooh, but the big ones like snake or dragon is quite scray for me!

  7. Miriam

    Hi utotmopink. I wish to leave a message on your site but couldn’t find (again) your comment box or even your chatbox. Anyway, I find your flower painting as very unassuming, that’s why you were given a high mark by your professor for that design. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  8. lemuel

    hi, have seen a lot of people who use their body as tattoo canvass. in fact i have a little one, decided to have it back in college days. i still love it but i advice people not to have one unless you really like it, plus make sure the artist use new needles. also names are a no-no, even for husbands and wives. who knows, you might end up separated….. πŸ™

  9. cpsanti

    i love love body art, but that’s the thing, its scary sometimes because there are a lot of things that can go wrong. heehee. that’s why i prefer henna that i prepared myself πŸ˜‰

  10. Miriam

    Kapag mabigat ang topic sa site mo…wa na me comment, magpaparamdam lang to say hi…to show how i appreciate the person…true ‘yon. πŸ™‚


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