Janel Lessard gets a tattoo from Lawson Metail at Art and Soul in Courtenay, BC.
It’s a special person who can do art on the medium of skin. The concentration required is intense especially because the medium moves — it’s not static like a canvas. And it’s living.
Although Janel’s tattoos look amazing in colour, the contrast of black and white captures the intensity of the ink going into her skin the way a colour photograph simply can’t.
Janel and Lawson are part of the upcoming exhibit and book launch, Tattoo + You: A Photo Story of Body Ink.
Bye for now.