Soraya Shahidy is breaking stereotypes, one tattoo at a time  |  Photo Credit score: Reuters
Soraya Shahidy of Afghanistan is an artist within the conservative nation who’s breaking stereotypes along with her creations.
Shahidy believes she is the first-ever females tattoo artist in a rustic the place many students say that tattoos are forbidden beneath Islam.
The 27-year-old has realized her craft in Turkey and Iran and insists her work is reliable in Islam.
“I may have carried out this career overseas however I wished to do it in Afghanistan as a result of there are not any feminine tattoo artists within the nation. I consider it’s not solely males who can apply tattoos. Ladies can do it too.” Shahidy instructed Reuters.
“Some mullahs say tattoos are forbidden, however there are different mullahs who say the alternative,” she added.
Shahidy added that Kabul has seen a small however rising demand for tattoos up to now few years from younger folks. She stated that most individuals favor getting inked on their arms, necks, legs, and necks.
“Most shoppers need tattoos on their wrists, arms, neck, and legs… Women are extra all in favour of delicate tattoo designs equivalent to flowers, butterflies, and dragonflies, or the names of individuals they love. However some boys select designs which are extravagant to me,” she stated.
Shahidy stated she typically thinks about the potential of the Taliban to return to energy within the nation. However with the continued peace talks with the Afghan authorities, Shahidy believes the nation has modified for good.