Welcome to the second part of my photo gallery from Thailand Tattoo Expo 2017.
Thanks Lily Clic Photographie / Virgile Jourdan for taking my portraits at Linas Tattoo Convention this weekend.
Mara Eastern said in a post on my other blog that she wanted to see some nude dudes. Well, tomorrow I’m shooting a friend (he won’t be nude – sorry Mara), so today I decided to clean the camera, test the flash, charge the batteries etc, etc. The photographer’s Mise en place. Which again led to this self-portrait.
Mise en place (French pronunciation: [mi zɑ̃ ˈplas]) is a French culinary phrase which means "putting in place" or "everything in its place." It refers to the set up required before cooking, and is often used in professional kitchens to refer to organizing and arranging the ingredients (e.g., cuts of meat, relishes, sauces, par-cooked items, spices, freshly chopped vegetables, and other components) that a cook will require for the menu items that are expected to be prepared during a shift. - Wikipedia
Some old-school ink for all you tattoo lovers out there. I found this at a museum in Oslo.
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.
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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/
Mark Bester from ‘Marked for Life’ won “best crazy tattoo award” with this armpit tattoo at the Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Mark also made the snake on his throat, which I’ll upload photos of later. Regardless if you like the armpit pussy or not (personally I can say that it’s definitely not my kind of tattoo), Mark is very talented with the machine. During the coming weeks I’ll share plenty of photos from Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016, so stay tuned for more!
You can find more of Mark’s (more ‘traditional’) work here: https://www.facebook.com/Markedforlifetattoostudio/
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