Firstly, this is NOT me, ha! That’s my cousin brother @manjmusik alongside Bollywood Star @akshaykumar - Growing up in a family where we had the likes of my cousin brothers ‘RDB’ absolutely smashing the world one hit after the next, there was already a lot of pressure to keep up with them and pave my own way in my career in the arts. Using inspiration from them I got to do just that... So when Manj asked me to design a sleeve for our late brother ‘Kuly Ral’ I was both honoured and also double minded. I knew I wouldn’t be able to justify his character but did my best to collect moments with endless conversations night and day with Manj and also my sis in law @nindykaur - some were quite emotional.
This is my first ever tattoo sleeve design I’ve done in the 7 years of my career and usually don’t go down that path of creating art, ...but I’m so glad I did. Thank you Manj for trusting in my vision, I hope people get to celebrate Kuly as much as we do through stories, videos and pictures. I also hope everyone gets to see the smaller and finer details within the piece if you get to meet Manj. Much respect to Ravi for killing it with the Ink game. Sorry for all the smaller details Manj, I know that arm wasn’t a walk in the park to get done, but I know it was all worth it... “Smashed it...” 👳🏽✌🏽