Photographer's Note

"an eye for an eye would blind the world"

taken in very soft light at a tattoo festival ...

although i have only two small tattoos myself, i love to ask people about their body art -- why they have it and what it means ... the most interesting conversations can happen this way. and often people will tell you things about themselves, when talking about their body art, that they might otherwise have trouble talking about ... and so naturally, this is a great time to take shots.

i learned this from working on a film called, "tattooed under fire" by filmmaker nancy schiesari -- a documentary about soldiers (male, female) deploying to iraq, as seen through the eyes of a local tattoo parlor. what they revealed about themselves and their thoughts, their feelings, through their body art, was thought-provoking, troubling, and also at times, inspirational and uplifting.

her tattoo artist is clint cummings, from dallas texas, owner of sparrows tattoo company.

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Additional Photos by kristin fellows (KristinsCamera) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 207 W: 9 N: 447] (2384)
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