The Tattoo Project

Tattoos are not a very well known cultural norm where I grew up. In fact, it really wasn't in the US either, until recent years, when it experienced a big insurgency, and really became popular with the mainstream public. My first experience with tattoos was in the US, and it was a bizarre seeing something drawn permanently on someones skin. Although it doesn't have the taboo that it used to, I'm curious as to why the average person gets one. In this project, I have tried to take portraits of people with their tattoos, proudly showing the part the tattoos play in their lives.