Posted by Wired on November 27, 2017 10:33:22The tattoo shop is located in the trendy shopping district of Jumeirah, near Dubai International Airport.
The place does not advertise itself as being a tattoo shop but that is exactly what it is, with a menu of options ranging from traditional to hipster-inspired.
You can buy tattoos on the internet or on-site, with one of the shops’ stylists and a tattoo artist helping you with the process.
Tattooing has become a major industry in the UAE, with more than half of the population having some sort of tattoo.
But this new business is only one way to get one.
The shop was founded by one Daniels, who previously owned a tattoo parlour.
Now he is in his late 80s and is the sole owner of this shop.
“I have two sons, one is 28 and the other is 19, so it’s nice to have them at home with me,” he said.
In addition to traditional tattoos, Danies sells on-line designs, which are printed onto a canvas and then sold in the shop for about $20, depending on the design.
Daniels said he was not particularly interested in selling traditional tattoo designs, but did want to make a difference.
“I started this shop to make my sons and daughters happy,” he told us.
“A tattoo can be a blessing for them, but also can make them miserable.
I wanted to make their lives easier.
It’s a way to make them happy.”
It is not just the shop’s clientele that is interested in tattooing.
People from all walks of life can be seen in the small shop.
A tattooed woman walks past, and another man in a dark suit looks on with a smile.
At first, the customers were reluctant to go in, but after some conversation they realised they could get something for less than $20.
A woman sits on the bar and a man sits on a stool next to it.
Another woman, wearing a black dress, sits on her boyfriend’s lap.
One man walks by, looking down at his tattooed arm.
And the tattooed man looks down at a young woman in her mid-twenties with a big smile on her face.
While it may not be the most fashionable place in the city, the shop is an interesting example of how the tattooing industry is growing in the Middle East.
Some people think the trend has already reached its zenith in the Gulf, but there is a lot of support and support for the new tattooing scene in the Arab world.
As a result, the trend is becoming more mainstream.
When asked how many people in Dubai have tattoos, the head of the tattoo parlor at the shop said he didn’t know, but he thinks the number is “very high”.
“I think Dubai is a very diverse city, so people have different experiences, they have different beliefs,” he added.
According to the owner of the shop, Dadiels tattoo shop attracts both men and women.
They sell traditional tattoo artworks such as traditional designs, as well as hipster tattoos.
He said the men, mainly from the UAE but also from other Gulf countries, wanted to get something off their chest.
“We want them to have a better quality of life and feel proud of themselves,” he explained.
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