Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Artist at Work

John and his customer let me take photographs while John worked on a tattoo on his customer's leg. He wanted viewers to know that the red is dye, not blood. 

24 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Getting a tattoo looks like a painful process. How kind that John and his client agreed to let you photograph this.

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha. Good to know. I should do a similar portrait as I have met one or two tattooists over the years.

Luis Gomez said...

Love this shot!

brattcat said...

and an excellent self-portrait, too.

Kate said...

You set this whole scene up beautifully: I see three distinct scenes--the foreground with the tattoo artist, the middle section with his work on the customer, and the background featuring none other than Jack! Terrific!

Lois said...

What a great shot Jack! I could never get a tattoo though. It makes me queasy just thinking about it!

Leslie D. said...

Fascinating and somewhat creepy profession. Great photo!

Sylvia K said...

Great shot, but like Lois, I could never get a tattoo -- too chicken!! I did hope my kids wouldn't get them, but I knew if I protested, they'd be sure to do it back in those "teen-age" years! But I didn't and neither did they!! Oh, hey, great portrait of you as well, Jack!

Sharon said...

Such a great perspective! Nicely done!

Ali Crehan said...

Nice shot! I loved noticing your reflection in the background.

Tattoos aren't that painful - certainly not comfortable, but not unbearable.

cieldequimper said...

Oh my, what a fabulous reflection with you there!

JM said...

Great scene, great reflection, great self-portrait, you have it all in one shot. Well done, Jack!

Lowell said...

Nice composition. Who's the funny old guy with the camera in the window? Oh, wait. I think I know him. He usually mirrors his intentions. So did you get a tattoo?

RedPat said...

I'd probably pass out just watching!

Bob Crowe said...

That is way cool. I've never been in a tattoo parlor. I'll never be in a tattoo parlor. They horrify me, although my kids are full of them. Now I know what the procedure looks like.

Randy said...

Great reflection.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

A very respectful photo with the people who appear in it, I love the focuse you've given to the picture.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Man at work, you were lucky to get the shot Jack, nice work.

VP said...

I won't to that, ever!

Halcyon said...

I don't understand why people get tattoos, but to each his own. Did you get a shot of the final work?

SRQ said...

I don't see the red dot..but, I see you! You're like Wilson from 'Home Improvement'.

LOLfromPasa said...

I completely agree with everyone above and JUST have to say so :).

CaT said...

yes, funny self portrait!
i dont think i would ever enter a tattoo parlor. too scary....

Karl Demetz said...

The title should be: The Artists at Work. Great shot, Jack.