Thursday Night Tattoo

Pinch and I went with Emilie to get a tattoo. I experimented with closer compositions that I wouldn't regularly be comfortable photographing on assignment with a stranger. I like how they turned out, the emotions and gestures feel quieter. I also played with an ever so slightly slower shutter... barely detectable but that's what I like about it. 

For the edit, I challenged myself to convey the mood of the situation without showing the obvious: the tattoo itself and the tattoo machine/needle (so if you're squeamish, don't worry). 

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  First Examination Post-Tattoo

First Examination Post-Tattoo

Thanks for looking!