Monday, April 18, 2011

Tattoos of Tibetan Refugees: Dorjee

Every year Tibetans flee to India; in this story, 'Dorjee' fled to escape arrest. Fleeing Tibet itself is a punishable crime. In this video, 'Dorjee's' multiple escape attempts were marked with torture and brutality. He says his tattoo is his mark of this journey.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tattoos of Tibetan Refugees: Palbey


Palbey is a 'new arrival' in Dharamsala, he only arrived from Tibet four months before this was taped. He and his family are just one of the countless victims of the protests that swept Tibet in 2008, calling for freedom under Communist oppression.

He is getting this tattoo by Tamding, featured here before, aTibetan artist who tattoos Tibetan political messages free of charge.