Four young tattoo artists carving a name for themselves in Israel's ink trade: Yuta (left), Sonia, Masha and Lena. Ilya Melnikov

The Soviet-born Women Transforming Israel's Tattoo Scene

Five artists reveal why they pursued the profession, what inspires them, and where they see the macho Israeli tattoo culture going.

It all began at the Israel Tattoo Convention in October. Anyone in attendance doubtless noted the droves of people who had choice parts of their body covered in plastic wrap to protect a fresh tattoo. They...

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