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.
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