Nepal, Dec. 7 -- Tattoo making has always been a part of Nepali traditions. Back in the days, it was a cultural norm among the Rais and Limbus of the country. Now, it has assumed form like it has done in most countries - it is how millions immortalize memories, maintain faith and derive strength in difficult times. Tattoo artists, as such, take great pleasure from their work and so does Sumina Shrestha.

Sumina has been drawing and painting for a long time now. For as long as memory serves her, she has drawn. It was so that, very early on in her life, she decided to make a living as an artist. Everything else felt bland to her. It was only drawing and creating art that felt real and her parents supported her decision wholeheartedly.

She ...