Field trip


This is Alexandre and Kruti. They met in Bombay but share very different stories. Alex grew up in the Parisian suburbs where he started early as a hairdresser for Toni & Guy. Later, he decided to migrate to the Mediterranean (beautiful) coast where we met. He lived there for 2 years and (after (too) many “apero”) we became close friends. We decided to leave the city of Aix-en-Provence almost at the same time except that he went East, to India, and I moved North, to Denmark. We haven’t seen each other for three years but kept very close in touch. Luckily, few months ago, he took a holiday to France and we finally got to meet in Paris! He brought a friend along from Bombay with him. Kruti is a tattoo artist. After graduating from college, she met Kevin, a successful local tattoo artist and started as her apprentice where she learned the techniques of drawing and tattooing. Funny fact, they got married and he started to draw on her arm a beautiful tattoo, approximately two years ago, to cover a font she did when she was 18 (ah, teenage mistakes!). The tattoo on her arm represents Radha and Krishna (an Indian god) and his lover. Radha was devoted to Krishna even though she couldn’t be his! Kruti: “It’s all about love and devotion and this is how I feel towards my husband.” On her abdomen you can see a funny monkey! Kruti: “People will always laugh looking at it even when we are old! I am a monkey and I found my banana! That’s what the tattoo says!” Now Kruti and Kevin tattoo together at their studio in Bombay and I couldn’t resist to ask her to do mine. I’ll post a picture soon! Alex is now hairstyle director for Buigine Studios in Bombay and realizes multiple hairstyle for fashion shootings there. I hope to visit both of them in India soon!

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