Mate & Rocky (Bodyart Munich)

Mate & Rocky (Bodyart Munich)

While at the 8th Nürnberger Tattoo Convention recently I got a few shots of Rocky & after posting on Facebook one thing led to another.

Soon I was  in Munich, photographing Mate & Rocky (colleagues at Bodyart Munich as well as friends) as well as the two of them with their families as documented in our “Real Ink Love” Shoots

I also had the opportunity to photograph these gentlemen with their families, to herald the “Real Ink Love” series.  More on that soon.  For now, enjoy these photos of two great Munich based tattoo artists!

I enjoy portrait work in general, but photographing tattoo artists offers a little different edge.  One has the opportunity to learn about the artist’s heritage, their history & travels as a tattoo artist, their main tattoo styles as well as the particulars of the general tattoo culture in the city where they are based.

Bodyart Munich has two locations. I had the opportunity to visit both & they each possess their own unique aesthetic. This gallery features images from their beautiful Hirschgartenallee studio.