Tattoo Subculture



Expression in the form of tattoos has become a movement for a new generation. An ancient form of art that was once used for medical and cultural reasons has transformed in to an expression of identity and storytelling. Anyone can look at a tattoo and try to understand the meaning behind the ink, however, the only way to understand each individual story is to understand the human canvas reasoning behind their ink. This is an on going portrait documentary photography project on individuals who's tattoos that have a significant meaning to their life and their identity. These individuals express the importances of their tattoos by explaining and telling the story of why and how these tattoos have become a part of their identity and social expression.