Truong Thanh Dinh (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese people are becoming more open to getting tattoos , which was regarded as a taboo in Vietnam for decades. When Truong Thanh Dinh came home with a tattoo on his chest, his mother yelled at him, saying that only gangsters get tattoos on their body. Dinh, 23, explained to his mother how much he loves her and that he got her portrait tattooed as a reminder of her motivation in everything he does. “My mother has become much more interested in the tattoo,” Dinh told the Vietnam News Agency. “Sometimes, she looks at it and wonders how one can make a tattoo look so real, so much like her.” In Vietnam, tattoos used to hold largely negative connotations in society. People typically associated tattoos with gangs and criminals. Now, things changed. Quang Pham, a Hanoian tattoo artist, said tattoos have now become widely accepted as an art form rather than a stigma. Some tattoos are even seen to make positive changes in their wearers. Hanoi teenager Nguyen Quang Huy has a Buddha tattoo on his shoulder. Huy said he has had to face numerous difficulties in his life and the tattoo… Read full this story
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