Technology is great. It's what led me to meet Dale - through twitter, and our mutual friend Ron Dubin. Ron saw the other tattoo shots on my blog, and thought that his friend would be a good subject for this, and boy was he right. Dale is a musician, and runs a recording studio in the city. She has two daughters, one of whom is a tattoo artist - her daughter being a tattoo artist is what got Dale into tattoos, and she started with one, and the rest is history. She is ordained with beautiful tattoos all over, some of which are done by her Daughter Mandy - who I also photographed in this session. Her tattoos have won awards in many tattoo conventions, most recently at the Baltimore tattoo convention.
Dale is incredibly cool and confident, and unfortunately she got sick on the day of the shoot - but she still made it, and was even singing along to Lady Gaga blasting in the next room while waiting for us to set up the lights....
Tattoo Credits: Ox of Jinx Proof in Montclair, NJ, Jim White of Chrome Gardens in Gettysburg, PA and Stacy McCleaf of Chrome Gardens in Gettysburg, PA
On a different note, a friend of mine, Thomas, has been travelling around for a while now, and only recently did I realize he has a blog. It has grown into a very nice collection of experiences, and will probably grow - feel free to check it out here: http://neonomadic.com/. He's in Chile right now (he's safe), and so I suspect there will be a few more additions to the blog very soon.
As usual, thanks to Francesco for helping me out big time.