Juan Pablo Pino, a Colombian soccer player was allegedly arrested in Saudi Arabia for publicly displaying a tattoo of Jesus on his arm. How is this related to Filipinos? Most of the tattoo artists in Saudi are Filipino but have to operate on the down-low because of the strict Shariah laws.
The Arab News also reported that Filipino tattoo artists are operating illegally in Saudi Arabia, providing Saudis tattoos from makeshift parlors in their homes. Tattoo-seekers pay upwards of 70 percent more than the going rate in other countries because tattoo artists are so difficult to find.