Hi this is a warning to all those people who decide to have a tattoo in goa,JUST DONT DO IT!
My partner had one done in the tattooist opposite kym faas chinese restraunt,we went in and it looked clean he spoke about the equipment he used and seemed a really genuine guy,he had certificates and the place seemed clean and in order. He explained he would do a cover up over a tattoo my O/H had and no longer liked,and would tattoo it as he went along from what my O/h had said he wanted.
He went over not just the one but another but left half of the old tattoo showing ,saying he would do the rest next year when we returned,which we werent happy about,but it was the day before we were due to come home.
He went in and he started by dry shaving his arm( not sure if razor was new???The needles were clean, Then he started his artwork .
Whilst he was having it done an indian lady cleaner came in and with a dirty mop cleaned up and finished it off with a minging cloth!
When he finished at first my o/h was quite pleased, but next day you really couldnt tell what it was and now he is paying £220 a session at home to have it removed,hes on his 7th session !!!!.
But this wasnt the reason for the WARNING, we returned home,and within 2 weeks of being home he had had 4 carbuncles,which were like volcanoes on his arm ousing poison,i then had a boil and then went on to have abcesses on the back of my leg which i had 1 operation but within a few days another appeared and i was operated on again.
My partner has 4 scars on his forearm and im left with a 1 inch scar above my knee and a 3 inch scar further up my leg ,which was as wide as it was deep and finally healed in october and we came home in february!
To cap it off we were infected with staphlococus a rare form which when analised in london they said was most likely from the tattoo,as it is quite a frequent thing they see,it took 3 lots of very strong antibiotics to clear it up.
SO BE WARNED IT MAY SEEM LIKE A GOOD IDEA BUT LEAVE IT TILL YOU GET HOME PLEASE!