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Is it gonna hurt?

By Kali
I had the good fortune to spend the day with a Tattoo artist on saturday, and had great fun making up a documentary piece about my day! Not sure my images will go down well here but I thought I'd give one ago...I want to try and capture some of the anticipation you feel just before you get your first Tattoo or piercing...You try to be cool cos your in this quite alien place full of Bikers and Hell's Angels...you know its going to hurt but youre not sure how much, and it would be soooo unhip to ask....

...and they always snap! their latex gloves sadistically as the advance with their Irons...

Why do we we do this stuff to ourselves!!

Took a few gos to get this! Shutter speed of 1/8, Then I adjusted the curves to make the gloves stand out against the dark B/G.

I had a particular image in my head that I wanted, and its almost there...

What do you guys think?

Tags: Specialist and abstract Tattoo Pain Latex gloves

Voters: User_Removed, Sus, uggyy and 7 more


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Comments


Paree 15 616 3
2 Apr 2007 10:15PM
very interesting original idea and a very clever title
pareen
User_Removed 16 16 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2007 10:57PM
call that an emotion image! it conjures up all sorts of horrors

di
tonymarq 15 1 United States
3 Apr 2007 2:15AM
Kali you captured the whole intense feeling of anticipation with this!

stay well
tonymarq
Alison_S 14 339 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2007 7:55AM
Very cleverly done.......scary stuff!!!

Ali
uggyy 15 2.1k 9 Scotland
4 Apr 2007 1:16AM
I think it looks good, I would liked to seen his/her arm less blured if possible to see the details on the tattoo but otherwise a great idea with good impact.

Tommy
tenter 14 1 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2007 10:53AM
For a minute, I thought you were back at the mortuary. Great movement shot, definitely creates a feeling of pain.
mikesavage 18 299 2 England
17 Apr 2007 11:17PM
Nice shot, I can see what you were trying to achieve here. Did you have a tattoo done? If so, what & where?!
sjatkinson 15 1
6 Aug 2007 10:11PM
Cool padds! so many times people fail to try to include/encourage motion blur to indicate movement in their photos, and putting on latex *gloves* is full of movement, pulling, tugging streching twisting (if theyre not powder coated Smile than that final snap when you let the cuff go. I heard that final snap the instant I saw this pic, which means that it totally worked for me...now the geezer can get busy on your anchor......

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