WRA India take the Mum’s Tattoo Parlour to the Jaipur Literature Festival
White Ribbon Alliance India took the famous ‘’Mum’s Tattoo Parlour’’ to the Jaipur Literature Festival this weekend to spread the word about women losing their lives needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth across India.
The WRA India "Mum's Tattoo Parlour"
Over 300 visitors came to the tattoo parlour each day and were able to choose from two designs, the classic ‘heart mum and a new henna design meaning mother in Hindi’. Just as popular as the tattoos were the White Ribbon Alliance postcards to send home to your mother. Festival goers queued up all weekend to meet our volunteers, get informed about the issues and make a pledge on how they will play their part. The team were also pleased to see WRA India Champion Shivani Pasrich who visited the stall with her daughter.
The MUM Tattoo Designs
The tattoo parlour has previously been a popular annual feature at the world famous Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts in the UK. It’s great to see white ribbon alliance members adapting this concept and making it work for different audiences around the world.
Sending postcards home to Mum
WRAI Champion Shivani Pasrich and her daughter at the stall
Spreading the message on the issues
Festival goers lining up for their tattoos
The Jaipur Literature Festival is the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, and the most prestigious celebration of national and international literature to be held in India. It encompasses a range of readings, talks, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive activities held in the beautiful heritage property, Diggi Palace in the Rajasthani capital of Jaipur.