I LOVE tattoo's. I would get one myself if I wasn't such a chicken! So, to make up for this, I'm working on a Tattoo project capturing the amazing artwork and stories behind some spectacular tattoos. This is an ongoing project and I'm hoping to one day have an exhibit of some of this work.
Tattoos say a lot about a person's life. This shoulder tattoo on Allison Somenzi is for her grandparents. Allison's Grandfather was a Baptist Minister and the versus on her shoulder were favorites of both her Grandfather and Grandmother. The flowers are their favorite and also their birth. Proverb 3 v 6 - Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Psalms 73 vs 26 - My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever
The legend of the Koi is one of strength and courage and it's a special piece for Allison Somenzi. James had this tattoo on his back and when he took his own life on February 14, 2010 Allison wanted to have this tattoo in remembrance of a life too short. Her tattoo artist incorporated some of James's ashes into the ink and now a piece of James will also be close to her.
If you are interested in having your tattoos photographed and want to share your stories behind them, drop me a line through Facebook or my email at firstname.lastname@example.org