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Dot by dot the laser sears the ink from Ucup’s flesh, leaving it red and raised, but there’s a look of calm satisfaction on his face.
With every painful “click” of the tattoo-removal machine, Ucup feels he’s getting closer to Allah.
“We were born clean,” he says. “We don’t want to die dirty.”
The 32-year-old is one of a growing number of self-described Indonesian punks, being “born-again” as devout Muslims.