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Tattoos in Context: 16 Great Photos of Tattoos

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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.
Tattoophoto © 2010 Jhong Dizon | more info (via: Wylio)
[MAN IN STRIPED SHIRT SHOWING TATTOO]photo © 2008 George Eastman House | more info (via: Wylio)
The Karma Machine + Easy Photoshop Tattoo Tutorial!photo © 2009 Rama V | more info (via: Wylio)
1st Tattoo Show in Singaporephoto © 2009 William Cho | more info (via: Wylio)

And Per Se Andphoto © 2010 Helga Weber | more info (via: Wylio)
me and my day of the dead tattoophoto © 2009 James | more info (via: Wylio)
Tattoo : Artist filling in the colorphoto © 2010 Chris Willis | more info (via: Wylio)
Bangkok Thailand Tattoo Arts Festivalphoto © 2006 Binder.donedat | more info (via: Wylio)
1st Tattoo Show in Singaporephoto © 2009 William Cho | more info (via: Wylio)
Atlas Tattoo Studio (Dan doing my octopus tattoo)photo © 2009 Eric B. Rider | more info (via: Wylio)
Tattoo Expo : Head jobphoto © 2010 Chris Willis | more info (via: Wylio)
1st Tattoo Show in Singaporephoto © 2009 William Cho | more info (via: Wylio)
tattoophoto © 2001 Tom Hodgkinson | more info (via: Wylio)
Body Art Expo : Intense tattoo artphoto © 2010 Chris Willis | more info (via: Wylio)
Taboophoto © 2007 Ali Reza Zamli | more info (via: Wylio)
My Tattoo-3bwphoto © 2010 Torsten Hofmann | more info (via: Wylio)

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