Kathmandu: Adopting a unique concept to provide fillip to tourism in the country, Nepal is hosting a three-day International Tattoo Convention. Tattoo artists from various countries including India are expected to participate the three day convention.

Over 60 tattoo artists and hundreds of tattoo lovers are taking part in the unique three-day convention that kicked-off in Kathmandu on Friday.

Tattoo artists from Nepal, India, UK, US, France, Germany Greece, Thailand, Sweden and Italy are taking part in the tattoo convention with a view to promote and popularise the art.

Seventy year old Rishi, who has painted flags of 305 countries and maps of 185 countries all over his body, was among a dozen Indian artists taking part in the convention.

In addition, he has also written 2,985 characters and the slogan "Let’s unite against terrorism" in ten different languages all over his body.

 "The main purpose is to bring positive thinking towards tattoo culture and to boost tourism through the art” said Bijaya Shrestha, working for the Nepal Tattoo Pvt.Ltd. the main organiser of the event.