OK, so you've been pointed here either by myself, or by word of mouth, to look at what I'm about to embark on.
The basis of the project is to photograph your tattoo(s) and have you write about the meaning of them. We see many people with all sorts of tattoos, but do you ever wonder what they mean? I'm sure many of us do, so here is your chance to tell your own story...
So what do I need?
to take photos of whatever tattoos you have on your body, that you are willing to show,
in a setting that is comfortable and meaningful to you personally - it won't be a formal photoshoot,
and finally some words from you, your name, and how your tattoo makes you feel, its story, its raison d'etre, etc.
A couple of examples of the potential layout are shown below. Once sufficient images have been obtained, a book will be produced, and all participants will be informed.
Please contact me here, with any questions you may have.
I look forward to working with you on this exciting project :)
" ... I decided to have this tattoo when my husband and I separated 2 years ago. I wanted something that was pretty but also meaningful. I went for a lotus flower as a symbol of enlightenment and rebirth, and had the angelic Zibu symbol for new beginnings added at the bottom.
My tattoo artist prettied it up for me and added my 4 children’s initials and my favourite teal colour which pulled it all together.
I feel like I have a talisman that I can never lose or forget to take with me."
The top image is shot with a visible light camera, whilst the bottom is with an infrared converted.
Poison Ivy ~ a dedication to my wife’s first latex dress, which was outgrown after her boob-job. Within Victorian Floriography, the ivy gives us love and affection whilst forget-me-nots give true love, faithfulness, remembrance; these serve a double meaning to both my relationship to my wife, and also to that dress, that made such an impression on us.