Photographer Rick Satureyes shares this tattoo he recently had inked onto his forearm. Rather than a standard design featuring a camera or lens, he chose to go with a cross-section diagram of a lens.
You could take this video one of two ways. You could either use it as inspiration for a macro photography tattoo series that, if we don’t say so ourselves, would be really freaking cool if done right; or you could simply file it away as another mesmerizing slow motion video that’s good for distracting you for exactly two minutes and 50 seconds (plus however long it takes you to share it with any tattoo lovers on your Facebook friends list).
We’ll let you make the decision, but either way we hope you enjoy watching tattoo artist Gaëtan Le Gargasson slooooowwwwwlllyyy ply his needly trade on a willing human canvas… we definitely did.
Photographer Michel Jones has one of the most unique photography-related tattoos we’ve seen yet. While most photography enthusiasts who get inked may choose designs that are easily recognizable by the general public (e.g. cameras, lenses, photos), Jones went with a design that is enigmatic to most people and even foreign to many photographers. His tattoo is based on the backing paper that comes with 120 film.
We’ve shared a number of photography-inspired tattoos in the past, but here’s a concept we’ve never seen before. Brunssum, Netherlands-based tattoo artist Helma van der Weide created this optical illusion tattoo for her daughter Lotte van den Acker‘s forearm. All Lotte needs to do to show off her passion for photography is cover up her eyes with her arm and voila! Instant photography!
Her camera choice is a good one. She chose an old school Asahi Pentax 35mm SLR, a camera that made such a splash after it was announced in 1957 that it influenced the design of subsequent 35mm SLRs around the world for years to come. The popular K1000 model was launched in 1976.
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Image credits: Photograph by Helma van der Weide/Tattoo Helma
Crazy about photography, web designer and aspiring commercial photographer Dabe Alan decided to get a sleeve tattoo showing the evolution of cameras. He documented the process by creating stop-motion videos in which the artwork magically appears on his arm. The videos show 12 hours of sitting in the tattoo parlor, and comprise 2713 separate photographs shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and 24-70mm lens.
Tina Roth Eisenberg, AKA swissmiss, has just launched an online temporary tattoo store called Tattly. Of the small selection currently offered, two of them are designed for photo geeks: Aperture and Instant Camera. You can pick up a pair of either tatt for $5 with free shipping in the US. Hopefully the prices will come down a bit if the store becomes popular.
About a week ago, a Dutch woman uploaded a video to YouTube that appeared to show her getting a sleeve tattoo showing the Facebook profile photographs of 152 of her friends. The video spread like wildfire, and news outlets ranging from CNN to Forbes published the story. Now, she’s admitting that it was actually a publicity stunt intended to get the tattoo shop some free publicity, and that the tattoo was actually a temporary one that washes off in a couple days.
Of the thousands of people who have rated the YouTube video, about two-thirds of the responses are “dislikes”. Now you know: no matter how much you like a particular photograph, don’t have it permanently inked into your skin!