Tattoos in Context: 15 Great Photos of Tattoos


Many photographers forget, when faced with a great subject, that context can be extremely important to a photograph. While the temptation with a great subject like tattoos is to hone in very tightly on the tattoo itself, it often pays to sit back and consider if a better image could be captured by widening the field of view. To demonstrate what we mean, we put together a collection of photographs of tattoos (or rather, people with tattoos) that we think are far better than the average shot of this subject. By thinking about context and composition these photographers really placed their own tattoo photos well above the crowd and often managed to change their images from purely descriptive.

Photo by Jake Davies
Photo by Annie Spratt
Photo by Christian Angelo
Photo by James Discombe
Photo by Anthony Tran
Photo by Genesis Castillo
Photo by Timothy Paul Smith
Photo by Matheus Ferrero
Photo by Lana Graves
Photo by Queens
Photo by Mehendi Training Center
Photo by Massimiliano Greco
Photo by Diego F. Carrion
Photo by Victoria Kubiaki
Photo by Elle Cartier

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
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Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

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