‘For the love of country’: Man gets names of 560 Indian Army martyrs inked on his body


A 30-year-old Delhi man has committed to much more by inking 593 tattoos on his back that includes 560 names of martyrs.


New Delhi: People have been know to get tattoos for several reasons which includes showing affection for their loved ones. It’s a huge committment and is taken mostly if one is sure of abiding by it.

A 30-year-old Delhi man has committed to much more by inking 593 tattoos on his back that includes 560 names of martyrs.

Abhishek Gautam, who is an interior designer, has got Kargil War martyrs and even the recent ones on his back. Apart from the martyrs he had tattoos of freedom fighters including Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh. It took eight days to complete this entire tattoo.

As per reports, Gautam dedicated six hours in order to get the tattoos done.

“These days, getting inked for loved ones is the maximum thing that can be shown as a gesture of love. People often tattoo the names of their partner but for me the love for the country is beyond anything. The Indian Army is always there for us and there are many soldiers who have died for the nation. So getting their names inked on my body is a tribute for them, ” Gautam was quoted as saying by India Today.

When asked how this came to his mind, he said: “Last year I visited Leh Ladak. The Indian Army saved one of my friends and throughout our journey we felt safe as the soldiers were always there. Since then I thought that I should do something to pay tribute to them. Then I decided to get inked.”

For one complete year, he researched the names of martyrs and met few of their family members. Then he contacted a tattoo artist in Delhi who designed the entire tattoo and started inking him.

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