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Skin is a Canvas.

By lifesnapper  
Hi all, and many thanks for your response to my; ' Caught as Seen' images, very much appreciated.Smile

Well, tattoo's are a love or hate thing with most people but, I do appreciate a good tattoo and the work that goes into them, however, I do hate to see a badly done tattoo or one which is simply in very bad taste.

Last Friday, the last day of summer weather, Colin (nellacphoto) paid a visit to Rochester where we met up for lunch. To cut a long story short, and I know I'm a bit weird, but I just can't take people pictures while in another togs company. Shortly before Colin left to return to North London, we both spotted the young lady in these pictures and admired her tattoo's as she hurried by. "I'll be back for her later." I said jokingly. Then, after saying goodbye to Colin, (A smashing bloke and great company) I decided to walk the high street in search of those tattooed legs. They were nowhere to be seen. But, just as I'd given up my search, there she was, sat having a drink with a man friend. He seemed like a cheerful friendly bloke so I interrupted their conversation for a moment and asked if I could photograph her tattoo's. (Legs) She said; "If you really want to." Then carried on drinking and chatting while I clicked away. The end to a smashing afternoon.

All the best to all,


P.S. I actually do love these tattoo's. Smile

Tags: Street Rochester Tattoos Portraits and people

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26 Sep 2020 7:26AM
Great capture the very colourful body art makes the shot, Dave.
Yep it was a great lunch and afternoon

And John knows my interest in tattoos ...

I was seriously impressed that you tracked her down and approached her for these shots ... especially as you photographed her while she was chatting to her boyfriend!

Lovely shots, but the award is mainly for the bare faced cheek of it!

(Not that you managed to capture any of those tattoos!)

Colin Grin

26 Sep 2020 8:10AM
A wonderful collection of tattoo images from your web site, Colin and many thanks for your most prestigious tea mug.🙂👍
And no, I didn't get shots of the ones that she was sitting on.😉
Robert51 12 7 121 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 8:17AM
John you are aware they don't let you keep your camera when you get arrested. You go around chasing young women like this and it won't be long...

Joking apart great shot and I'm glad you were rewarded for all your hard work.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.8k 75 Norway
26 Sep 2020 8:19AM
If all canvases looked as good as this, I'd be tempted to become an artist...
26 Sep 2020 8:32AM
Lovely set, John and will certainly save money on tightsSmileSmile
Super set John. GrinGrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Sep 2020 8:34AM
Strange that such exhibitionism only got a cursory exchange..a fine set, but I'm sure she has more to offer...but perhaps the boyfriend is the only one allowed to see😁😁😁
26 Sep 2020 8:34AM
Great set John, is there nobody you can't charm into a photo sessionTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
26 Sep 2020 8:46AM
Excellent well detailed set John SmileSmileSmile,
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
26 Sep 2020 10:44AM
Well done Mr Holmes, a fine piece of detectoring. Couldn't help me find
my marbels, could you?...
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 10:51AM
Splendid set of images and narrative John 😊

26 Sep 2020 10:56AM
amazing diplomacy skills on your part for talking her into posing for these rather explicit shots
and have seen any of those 3D tattoos that are coming into vogue?
26 Sep 2020 11:17AM
WOW, that is some tattoo, Leo and no doubt very expensive.
26 Sep 2020 11:18AM
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1843 England
26 Sep 2020 1:20PM
The real problem comes (they tell me) when you ask the desk sergeant if you can photograph her tattoos before they put you in the cell...
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
26 Sep 2020 1:21PM
Colourful and lovely set of photos John!
She is a living piece of art.

Arne Smile
26 Sep 2020 1:41PM
Amazing, Leo...
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 4:10PM
Art or not, well worth looking at and photographing.Smile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 4:41PM
Not a fan of tattoos myself... but
John, you have certainly done these proud
such a brave you ..asking!!
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 6:10PM
Cheek indeed John - what a charmer you must be!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2020 12:22PM
That's a lotta lotta of body art !!
Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
27 Sep 2020 1:57PM
Great set

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