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19 Sep 2022

Chris, Tattoo Plus You Portrait

Recently, Chris approached me with some ideas he had for a portrait shoot. We arranged a time and did these shots in my studio. I love it when people are proud of their tattoos and want to share it. One of the most fascinating aspects of being a photographer is the people I meet and the stories I get to hear. So many fascinating people have entrusted with me the oftentimes delicate process of catching a moment that will live […]

02 Mar 2022
Joseph Dandurand

Joseph, Tattoo Portrait. His story

I took this tattoo portrait of Joseph while working for the organization/project, Walk With Me. Joseph, a poet, was leading a community writing workshop for the project. I was shooting portraits and he obliged with me a session. Joseph struck me as a down-to-earth kind of guy with a quick smile and a creative mind. As he stepped under the lights and folded his arms, he remarked, “this is how I want to be buried.” Joseph was short-listed for the […]

15 Dec 2019
Jared, Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Sharing Tattoo Stories, Jared

Sharing tattoo stories: Jared. In Jared’s words: “The art held by my skin is in the traditional Japanese style of Irezumi but with a contemporary touch. Overall, like the dualities of In & Yo (Japanese Yin & Yang), my two sleeves and chest panels are balanced with a more feminine, spring, or In energy, expressed by tanchōzuru (red-crowned cranes) and sakura (cherry blossoms) on my left, and a more masculine, autumn or Yo energy, expressed by koi (carp) and momiji […]

04 Nov 2019
Kymme, Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Kymme shares her story of why she got a tattoo

Kymme shares her story of why she got a tattoo in Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink.  In her words:  They say that every tattoo has a story; here’s mine. I never thought I would ever get a tattoo. I thought it would be a hindrance to being a performer playing different roles.  I was diagnosed with oral cancer at the base of the tongue and my whole world turned upside down. This would be devastating to […]

18 Oct 2019
Elena, Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Sharing Tattoo Stories, Elena

Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink features Elena.  In her words:  “I was immediately interested when the opportunity arose to share my tattoo stories in this project. When I was a kid, I saw the most tattooed people on earth in the Guiness World Records and Kat Vod on Miami Ink—to get my own tattoos became my goal.  I was raised in a semi-conservative household where tattoos were frowned upon. When I expressed my desire to get […]

13 Oct 2019
Tristan, Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Tristan, Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink features Tristan.  In Tristan’s words:  “In my opinion tattoos have always been a way to tell a story. They can be images that a person wants to project about one’s self, or a way to remember and share a part of one’s life. The back piece began as a concept when I was 20. It started as a way for me to reconnect with my earth-based Celtic and Viking heritage, but […]

11 Aug 2014
Rachel, Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink featuring Rachel

Tattoo + You, Rachel As part of the ongoing photo project, Tattoo Plus You, A Photo Story of Body Ink, Rachel came into the studio for a photo shoot. These days I’m reaching into the archives in the oh-so-many-yet-to-be-seen-images-category as some of my work is about to be featured in Inkspired Magazine. You can also check out Inkspired Facebook’s Page. Recently, the CEO and Founder of Inkspired Magazine interviewed me about my work in general, and specifically about some of the […]

26 Aug 2011
Vanessa, Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Tattoo Portrait, Vanessa Ramsay

A spontaneous visit by the lovely Vanessa led to this tattoo portrait. Beautiful. We are just entering our last month of shooting so if you haven’t booked your session, now’s the time. Shooting ends September 30. If you contacted us and haven’t heard back our email likely didn’t make it past your filters, so please contact us again. If you want to learn more about the project, click here. Gordon Ross