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Artful Ink - Photographic Exhibition
A photographic exhibition of tattoos (Vienna) by David Lloyd.
In late 2017 David felt very fortunate to have been invited to the wonderful city of Vienna. Staying with young tattoo artists who owned their own studio he was honoured to have open access to it with his camera.
David has previously held photographic exhibitions that capture the essence of individuals in their own environment during his overseas travels.
Tattoos are an ancient body art form, that have now become more acceptable as the years pass. They allow a person to display their individuality and personality.
A tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. Tattoos fall into three broad categories: purely decorative (with no specific meaning); symbolic (with a specific meaning pertinent to the wearer); pictorial (a depiction of a specific person or item). Tattoos have historically been regarded in the West as 'uncivilised', and over the last 100 years the fashion has been associated mainly with sailors, working men and criminals. By the end of the 20th Century many Western stigmas of the tattoo culture had been dismissed and the practice has become more acceptable and accessible for people of all trades and levels of society.