“The world is divided into two types of people: those who have tattoos and those who are afraid of people with tattoos”. ~ Author Unknown

In researching ideas for a project I stumbled on the above quote. My intent was to challenge what was implied by the quote.

The decision to work from one studio and get to know the people there was an intentional one; however the choice of studio was pure chance. I was fortunate to find Green Lotus Tattoo Studio in Brunswick. Many visits to Green Lotus Tattoo Studio in Brunswick over many months followed.

I quickly found the artists involved to be highly skilled and talented and the clients as interesting and as different as their chosen tattoo designs. Both the artists and clients were supportive and genuinely interested in my work.

Whilst the original intent remained throughout, as the work progressed and I reviewed and assessed my images it became very much about the interaction between the artists and their clients and I hope the final images provide a small insight into this world.