Tattoo artist DJ Slick, who co-owns Ministri ov Ink tattoo parlour, says he has put down his inking machine due to his devotion to Islam.
The artist, who also did a mural graffiti at the newly opened Basement Nightclub in Blantyre, said his religion is vague on the issue of tattooing, but in such cases devotees restrain from such activities.
“It is not necessarily a sin but my conscious now tell me this is time to quit,” says DJ Slick.
The artist, real name Jose Viera but popularly known as either JJ or DJ Slick, said besides his recommitment to his faith, he is now working at Ufulu Radio Station as an executive producer which makes his schedule tight to practice his art.
“Mostly, I am busy, but the good news is that we are not closing the parlour, my colleague Ace Dirty will take care of all business at the shop,” says the artist.