The meaning behind… The ink

“The tattoo attracts and also repels precisely because it is different”-Margo DeMello

pinupsAt a young age we are taught to never judge book by its cover. As much as we try and live by this cliché phrases, its human nature to judge the people by first glances. Now,  the issue with this is that you can create this false identity of that person simply because of what they look like on the outside. It is not until you actually sit down with these individuals, that there is more than meets the eye.  This sort of judgment of “covers” is hyper visualized by people that don’t have tattoos to people that do.

“To me, Tattoos are a way of people being able to express themselves and have other people look at them and get a little insight into who they are, without ever even saying a word to him.- Colin Kaepernick

In this Tattfolio, I will show the stories behind the ink that allows each of these individuals to express internal beliefs, values, and identity through amazing body art. By displaying these stories I hope to inspire people to get tattoos as well as to dismantle the preconceived notions of people with them.


Getting tattooed in Amsterdam, At world famous tattoo shop”Hanky Panky”