Africa - Tattoowise
Ethiopia, near bahar dar, portrait of woman with tattoo
The Fulani are one of the many ethnic groups that live in the South of Mali.
Beauty is a very important issue,especially for the Fulani women.
A distinguishing feature of a Fulani woman is her lips, which are many times a blackish color from the use of Henna or tattooing done on her mouth.
Datoga Warrior at the Mangola's market Lake Eyasi Tanzania
The Toposa are one of the biggest tribal groups living in the south eastern border area of South Sudan. They live in well organised villages, with different houses for dry and rainy season, granaries, where they not only keep their supllies but also their jewelry. Traditionally, the men only wear a piece of cloth draped over the body, while the women have different types of leather skirts, depending on their age and marital status. These skirts are also different if the women are working or for festive occasions. They are embellished with different coloured beads. Both men and women adorn their bodies with scarifications.
Three random tattoo ideas
Finally managed to get the most gorgeous cover-up done on the left side of my chest. It took three session, probably just over 10 hours and it had to have been the most painful one yet. Since it's a sizeable cover-up over an already large tattoo, there's scar tissue to deal with which makes the pain worse than "virgin" skin. There are a few touch-ups that need to be done, but for the most part - fini! Done by Teresa, the owner of www.electroladylux.com .
This is my friend Danny. If I had to pick one word to describe him, it would be Genuine. He has a genuine style and he is a genuine friend. Thanks for helping me get a picture today Danny!
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Canon 7D, Canon L 70-200mm@100mm, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100
Strobist Info: See setup shot here
Canon 430EXII Camera Left behind subject, 1/2 power, @105mm zoom, fired bare, 3 feet high & 12 feet away from subject.
Canon 430EXII Camera right and front of subject,1/2 power, @28mm zoom, Black Back Reflective Umbrella, 8 feet high & 4 feet away from subject.
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