Koena Mitra has now added another tattoo on her left ankle. She already sports a tattoo on her waist and finger. While, she has 'love' written on her ring finger, she has a chain inked on her belly.
She got the most recent tat at Aalim's studio in Versova. This is her first design in colour. She reveals, "It is red and black. It's like a chain with the thorns in the shape of spiky hearts in the knots. I didn't want to do a big tattoo or faces or motifs. This way, I can keep them hidden when I want to."
Koena's tattoo was done over a period of over four hours, she reveals, "My belly chain tattoo took over seven hours to be made but the ankle tattoo was more painful as it was more over bone and muscle.
It was done by Abhinandan Basu, who has a very steady hand and is extremely fast - yet I had to keep taking breaks as the pain was unbearable at times."
She adds that smaller tattoos take much longer, "While the belly chain required seven needles my ankle chain required 13 tattoo needles."
Koena says her ankle tattoo will be to represent jewellery. "I don't like wearing jewels everyday so the anklet tattoo is more like jewellery."