Inspired by the format of TLC’s popular ‘Miami Ink‘ series, Minx worked within the exile community in Dharamsala to capture the meaning behind the tattoos of ex-political prisoners, and also the unique story behind a Tibetan tattoo artist in exile. Surprisingly, she found that 80-year old ex-political prisoner Palden Gyatso, has tattoos, and how the [...]
The ancient art of tattooing predates Tibetan art, but it is more relevant than ever in youth culture world-wide, and provides a unique platform to raise awareness of Tibetan art.
Thangka art is celebrated by many Buddhist devotees, but its images have found new canvasses in the recent decades, as a growing number of people have embraced dharma tattoos. Built on Respect has created a series of private classes for some of the world’s top tattoo artists, pairing them with a Tibetan thangka master, so [...]
Working with a Tibetan scripting master, Built on Respect has developed a program, website and marketing materials to provide translation and scripting for tattoo artists and their customers who are interested in the beautiful alphabet of this ancient language for tattoos. She works personally with the customers, advising of proper placement on the body, and [...]