Welcome to the first of a series that will capture the portraits of what one artist creates with his hands through the eyes of another artist.
I was presented with an great opportunity to start this series, an invitation to photograph a tattoo session. Jeremy had come to the finishing part of his tattoo, the shading. His session would take place in Chapel Hill, and this is where I begin. We head to Ascension Tattoo, Chapel Hill’s Premier Tattoo Shop, where owner James Padilla is waiting for us. Jeremy gets as comfortable as one can get knowing that what he is about to have done is going to hurt. James quickly begins his assessment of the tattoo and soon begins, filling in Jeremy’s tattoo with life.
Thanks Jeremy for asking me to photograph the completion of your tattoo, and to James for being so gracious and allowing me to come inside his studio and take photos.