Artist at work

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 28 September 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

There was a TattooFest in Raleigh last weekend. Probably 20 to 30 tattoo artists in booths side by side, most busy the whole day. Bad light and tough angles, so it was tough to get interesting shots, but I like this one and one I will post tomorrow. Note the title on his sleeve. And no, I don't have any tattoos myself.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/50 second F/8.0 ISO 3200 120 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful portrait but I'd rather have someone other than myself suffer from these needles

28 Sep 2019 5:15am

yoshimiparis from France

magnifique photographie sur le travail d'un tatoueur

28 Sep 2019 5:50am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Oh ! ça doit faire mal !!!!
Joli plan sur ce dessinateur sur peau !
Bon we

28 Sep 2019 6:25am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Je n'aime pas les tatouages

28 Sep 2019 6:54am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo of the tattooer at work . Yes, light spots are horrible for photographers: I have put some tattoo photos on aminus -here- over the years and you can see the lights sometimes ...

28 Sep 2019 8:16am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Good idea !

28 Sep 2019 9:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice portrait

28 Sep 2019 11:01am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle photo! j'aime

28 Sep 2019 11:29am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The "artist" has a beautiful sleeve himself. I could never subject myself to this. I think this is a great point of view.

28 Sep 2019 1:04pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

looks painful to me

terrific portrait

28 Sep 2019 3:59pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!!!

28 Sep 2019 6:56pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Very interesting close-up of this activity. Some of my friends have tattoos but I have not interested in having one

28 Sep 2019 7:21pm

Gary from Gwynedd, United Kingdom

Excellent environmental portrait. I like the muted colours.

29 Sep 2019 3:11pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb portrait of the tattooist at work

29 Sep 2019 5:27pm

Devi from Chennai, India

a great portrait of the tattoo artist !

30 Sep 2019 3:27pm