Tattoo

Portrait - Tattoo On Display

Something a little different for my last studio photo session.  Lately I've been photographing lots of beautiful ladies in tulle skirts, leather jackets and flowing dresses and this photo session there was none of that in sight. Instead, a good looking young lad stepped in front of the lens with ripped jeans, white tee shirt and a very cool Johnny Cash tee shirt and here are some of the awesome photographs during our session.

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Tattoo Project - Allison

Tattoo Project - It's mind blowing what an amazing piece of art work on your skin can represent and the tattoo that Allison has on her arm is proof of that. It is memory of a dear friend who recently passed away. On her arm she has "Create Yourself" which was something he always said to her. It was about making yourself better .... "Whenever someone would say I need to be a better person he would say .. No don't be your best self. Create yourself" It's to be someone better then you ever thought you could be.

Something to always remember.

 

Tattoo Project - Allison

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 barbara@bphotography.ca

Tattoo Photography Project - Anita & René

Tattoos.  Body Art.  Ink. Tat’s.  Whatever you call them, I think tattoos are awesome and an incrediable way for people to express themselves and because of that, I’m moving forward on my Tattoo Photography Project.  I’m hoping to have a photo exhibit as some point. Seems Anita and I have lots in common and we never knew it.  We both work for the same company and we have the same Hungarian heritage. It was great to get together with her, husband René and beautiful daughter Anna to take some family, belly bump and tattoo photographs.

Here is one of my favorite tattoo photographs.

 

 

Tattoo Photography Project - James

Tattoos.  Body Art.  Ink. Tat's.  Whatever you call them, I think tattoos are awesome and an incrediable way for people to express themselves and because of that, I'm moving forward on my Tattoo Photography Project.  I'm hoping to have a photo exhibit as some point. James is a friend of Mike's and joined us in our photo session in Petawawa. James has a different story with his tattoos as he looks towards Buddhism.   Here are two of my favorite photos.

Tattoo Photography Project - Jon

Tattoos.  Body Art.  Ink. Tat's.  Whatever you call them, I think tattoos are awesome and an incrediable way for people to express themselves and because of that, I'm moving forward on my Tattoo Photography Project.  I'm hoping to have a photo exhibit as some point. I ran into Jon's friend Mike in Petawawa and when he explained the story behind the tattoo's I had to meet Jon and photograph him.  Here are two of my favorite photo's that I took with Jon.