Cloud tattoo on chest - Tattoowise
Spotlight, light up the space
I know that some people think that the "see-thru" tattoo design is played out, but I have a legitimate reason for choosing this design idea and location. :-)
Several years ago I had a work injury which eventually required surgery. Fusing two of my vertebrae together, removing a couple discs, adding cadaver bone, etc. Despite the surgery being a success, I still experienced nerve damage which has left that shoulder essentially useless and always in pain.
Unfortunately internal injuries like that are a blessing and a curse. The "curse" part is because nobody knows how broken I really am in that area, so everyone thinks that I'm fine. This disability has affected my life in more ways than you can imagine, so I guess I just wanted something on the outside that shows how I feel on the inside.
So I opted for the see-thru design with torn / stressed muscles and a cracked collar bone underneath.
Thanks for reading. ;-)
June 27, 2010 - NYC Pride Parade
Aussie male model D Herde.. Melbourne Victoria
SB-800 @ 1/2 power thru 60x60cm softbox, right of camera 4ft from subject. Cactus V5s triggered.
The coat and tie were my idea.
Photo by Eric Sheahan.
One of five tattoo designs done for my brother's friend Pencil then biro on paper