One of my memorable trips when I was working was that of the trip at the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. The purpose was an interview with inmate who perform tattoo using improvised gadgets. I was able to keep this image to show you how the tattoo artist used handmade tattooing tool covered with thick layers of thread. The man holding the gadget was a known tattoo artist at the tightly-guarded area. Another inmate proudly showed the tattoo designs on his back. Tattoos are permanent so just in case the inmates want to have their tattoo removed, the tattoo artist doesn’t have a tattoo remover. The artist can only modify the tattoo, but cannot remove it.