Senthil Arcot Govindraj

The origin of skindeep! Senthil always had a flair for tattoos; it all began in 2002 when he got a tattoo of a sun on a footpath by a cobbler cum tattoo artist! It was terrible! Realizing then that Bangalore needed a good tattoo artist at a time when there were practically none, he began in full vigour to learn the art, making his own machines from electric shavers to sewing machines when there were no tattoo equipment dealers in Bangalore. He pursued art at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, but found no medium to express himself like he could on skin, Skindeep was born in 2007.

Madan Varadarajan

A bachelor in business management, Baldwin Methodist College. A professional boxer with a bronze medal in the nationals. The first artist to join Skindeep way back in 2008, he takes stamina and dedication to a whole new level, his longest tattoo being 10 hours non-stop! Madan specializes in dot style mandalas and the illusion of skin appearing like stone. He still pursues his love for boxing and trains students in his leisure.

Akil Anand

Tried his stint in journalism and psychology but found his mind focusing in art. In 2008 he began Skni Customs, airbrushing bikes and cars, the first in Bangalore. But his true calling was tattooing, joining Skindeep in 2011. He specializes in amazing colour and water colour work. It comes naturally to him. !

Rajagopalan aka bubbles

A fine arts grad from Chitrakala Parishath (CKP) in painting. He found his true medium of expression in tattooing at Skindeep joining in 2011. He has the unique ability to talk to a client without a break during his tattoos. A phenomenal artist who specializes in portraits and anatomy giving new meaning to realism. He has a passion for playing the didgeridoo and fancy headphones.

Chiraag Rao

A BHM graduate from Christ College quit the stove and decided to pursue his dream and began tattooing in 2008. He joined Skindeep in 2012, specializing in pin up and custom mandala patterns. An avid biking enthusiast and archer. !


Graduated in hotel management and bartending in 2007, after a few years bartending in Mumbai and Bangalore, he found tattooing to be his true calling. He started tattooing in 2012, joining Skindeep in 2015. His preference in trash polka style of tattooing. !

Naveen aka Mr.Brain

Began his career in art, airbrushing bikes in 2010. He slipped into the world of tattooing in 2011, joining Skindeep in 2013. He specializes in Polynesian and Celtic patterns. His hobbies being football and airbrush painting. !


Dropped out of CKP in 2006 while pursuing sculpture, he started tattooing soon after. Sid joined Skindeep in 2010. He specializes in surrealism and realistic greyscale tattoos. He’s a passionate guitarist. !


Developed an interest for art at a very early age, started tattooing in 2013 and joined Skindeep in 2015.He’s an avid biker, he specializes in realism. !

Arvin D’Souza

Graduated from CKP in 2004, he pursued martial arts and started his own training academy in 2008. He joined Skindeep in 2015. He specializes in watercolour and realism. He loves long rides on motorcycles and trekking. !

John Shashi

A very passionate footballer who played for several clubs including Bangalore University, found his calling into art through graffiti and wall murals. He started tattooing in 2013, joining Skindeep in 2015. He loves riding and photography.