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The Art of Tattooing – Comox Valley Photographer

Janel Lessard gets a tattoo from Lawson Metail at Art and Soul in Courtenay, BC.

 (Gordon Ross)
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.

Gordon

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