Skull with Curly Hair

Skull with curly hair.

Skull with curly hair. Model: Magdalena

I’ll admit that this portrait is shot using artificial light. I might also have altered the image slightly using software. If you ever come across a woman looking like this, then quickly head for a new horizon..

Check out Paula’s post for more B&W Sunday stuff or WordPress for more horizons:

Conceptual Photography

Surrealism.

Surrealism.

Conceptual Photography

It is more about the message of a photo than about what is in the photo. Some artists intend to be clear in their messages, in illustration of their ideas, and some do not care if they will be understood or misinterpreted. – Paula

See more entries in Paula’s post:
https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2016/12/08/thursdays-special-conceptual-photography/

 

 

Interview with Ru Hwan | Tattooing in Korea

Tattooing in Korea – is it legal? Is it illegal? That would be “yes” to both questions. “What? Wait. How can it be both legal and illegal at the same time?” In this interview with Korean tattoo artist Ru Hwan, we’ll find out more.

Technically speaking, tattooing is legal in Korea (yes, this article is about South Korea of course), but you’ll need to be a licensed doctor in order to perform this type of “skin surgery”.
Now imagine yourself that you’re at the end of six years of medical studies at the university, it’s time to decide which path to choose: should you become a GP, a skin specialist, a surgeon or perhaps you should go wild and chase your childhood dream of becoming a tattoo artist?
Just like in every other country in the world, people with medical degrees don’t become tattoo artists – they become doctors – and that’s a good thing, because we all need someone who might be able to cure us when we are sick, but some of us also needs creative persons that can create art on our skin every now & then.

Graduation day at the Medical University: "Should I become a doctor or a tattoo artist?"

Graduation day at the Medical University: “Should I become a doctor or a tattoo artist?”

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Salon International du tatouage, Marseille

Here’s a few of my photos from the tattoo convention in Marseille, France.

You can see the rest of the photos in my Flickr gallery or you can follow me on Google+ to check out the full album there (links after this gallery).

Flickr Gallery: https://flic.kr/s/aHskNnVfKk

Cardinal Guzman on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105625221415649415701/
(you’ll have to follow me to be able to see the gallery on G+)

Manuella Ana | Salon International du tatouage

A few photos of Manuella Ana while she was working at the tattoo convention in Marseille this weekend – Salon International du tatouage, Marseille.

You can see more photos of Manuella Ana in my Flickr gallery: https://flic.kr/s/aHskNnVfKk
I’ll also upload more photos from the tattoo convention to the gallery during the next days.

Tattooed Guys at Warsaw Tattoo Convention 2016

Here’s a follow-up from yesterday’s post with tattooed girls. Now you get the chance to meet some of the men I crossed paths with at Warsaw Tattoo Convention. If you would like to see all my photos from this convention, follow the link to Flickr after this gallery.

See the full gallery here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskF9tXeR

I don’t agree, but some people might use the word Transmogrify (“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”) to describe tattoos. Transmogrify is the theme for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week. You can see more entries for that challenge if you visit WordPress: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/transmogrify/

Tattooed Girls at Warsaw Tattoo Convention 2016

Meet some of the beautiful, wonderful, sexy, lovely girls/women/ladies I crossed paths with at Warsaw Tattoo Convention. If you would like to see all my photos from this convention, follow the link to Flickr after this gallery.

See the full gallery here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskF9tXeR

I don’t agree, but some people might use the word Transmogrify (“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”) to describe tattoos. Transmogrify is the theme for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week. You can see more entries for that challenge if you visit WordPress: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/transmogrify/

Tattooed Model | Warsaw Tattoo Convention

A tattooed model captured at the Warsaw Tattoo Convention.

A tattooed model captured at the Warsaw Tattoo Convention.

There are a few photos in my Flickr gallery from this event. I’ll upload plenty of more shots during the next days/week(s).
https://flic.kr/s/aHskF9tXeR

Portrait of Kamila Burzymowska

This is a portrait of the wonderful Kamila Burzymowska.

Kamila Burzymowska

Kamila Burzymowska

Kamila is a portrait photographer and, just like me, she is a tattoo lover. Kamila lives in Poland and graduated from Warsaw Academy of Photography. She only works with tattooed models. You can check out her works on Facebook, Instagram or on her website: www.kamilaburzymowska.pl

Edgy Summer

I’ve been on the edge several times this summer, so WordPress’ Photo Challenge this week had the perfect theme.

Here’s a small gallery from my hikes to Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten, Trolltunga and Besseggen.

More edgy photos here: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/edge/

Follow this link to see my Flickr gallery with photos from Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten and Trolltunga:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskBnsky8

Jötunheimr

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From Wikipedia: Jötunheimr (or Jǫtunheimr; often anglicized as Jotunheim) is the homeland of the Jötnar, the giants in Norse mythology.

The Legend
From Jötunheimr, the giants menace the humans in Midgard and the gods in Asgard. The river Ifing (Old Norse, Ífingr) separates Asgard, the realm of the gods, from Jötunheimr, the land of giants. Gastropnir, the protection wall to the home of Menglad, and Þrymheimr, home of Þjazi, were both located in Jötunheimr, which was ruled by King Thrym. Glæsisvellir was a location in Jötunheimr, where lived the giant Gudmund, father of Höfund. Utgard was a stronghold surrounding the land of the giants.

The Place
Jotunheimen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈjuːtʉnˌhæɪmən], the home of the Jotnar) is a mountainous area of roughly 3,500 km²[citation needed] in southern Norway and is part of the long range known as the Scandinavian Mountains. The 29 highest mountains in Norway are all in Jotunheimen, including the very highest – Galdhøpiggen (2469 m). Jotunheimen straddles the border between the counties of Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane.

 

The Titanic Afterparty

A photo gallery from the Titanic International Tattoo Convention after-party that was held at Cabaret Supper Club in Belfast.

Once again thanks to Mr. Carson & his family for arranging the convention and thanks for inviting me to the after-party. Much obliged.

Check out my articles on “The History of Tattoo”, plus photos from other tattoo conventions here:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tattoo/

My previous posts this convention:

 

Surprise, surprise! I got this message from the WordPress team today:

WordPress Anniversary - 5 Years
Let me also add, for those of you who don’t know, that I’ve had my tagline: «Encyclopedia Miscellaneous – ‘quality’ blogging since August 2011», since September 2011.

Both this after party and my WP anniversary is  definitely a rare event, nothing you’ll see every day.

Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 Part 5

Here’s the fifth and last gallery from the Titanic International Tattoo Convention in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Next post will be photos from the epic after-party.

Thanks to all the artists and models in this gallery!

Check out my articles on “The History of Tattoo”, plus photos from other tattoo conventions here:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tattoo/

Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 Part 4

The fourth gallery from the Titanic International Tattoo Convention in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Only one more gallery after this and then there’ll be some photos from the epic after-party.

 

Thanks to all the artists and models in this gallery!

Check out my articles on “The History of Tattoo”, plus photos from other tattoo conventions here:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tattoo/

Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 Part 3

More photos from the Titanic International Tattoo Convention in Belfast, Northern Ireland.