Eternal Etchings: Beyond Skin Deep
A friend of mine was getting inked and as I have always been interested in body modification, specifically tattooing, I jumped at the chance to document the process and her experience. Had the opportunity to sit in during two seperate tattoo sessions last year.
As I was observing and getting comfortable with the folks at First Tattoo Studio, I witnessed the entire process, from transfer to free hand sketches, linework and shading. It was an intimate journey into the daily life of a tattoo artist, their motivations, their craft. It was a joy to see them at work, plying their trade and creating beautiful, collaborative art.
Set in ink and blood, I witnessed the intensity of what it really means to be a working artist. Although many stories about tattooing have come before this, it was for my own personal experience; my journey into understanding the human condition. I’m grateful to the people in this series for allowing me a peek into their lives and giving me the opportunity to document it.
This is the last set of 6 images out of 36 that I have selected. I hope you have enjoyed this series. Trackback to the earlier sets are at the end of this post.
To view the first set of images, click here.
To view the second set of images, click here.
To view the third set of images, click here.