Tattooedwomen.com (coming soon) will be releasing their first Silkscreen print at the Ink Army booth # 4031 on May 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 2015 at Phoenix Comicon event in Phoenix, Arizona. The print is an 18×24 – 4-Color silkscreen print with a limited edition of 55 prints of model Brandi Torres. The print was shot by heavy hitter photographer Andy Hartmark and is expected to be the first print of many more to come in a series of “Tattooed Women” silk screen prints. A limited amount of these prints will be available here on Thursday, June 4th, 2015
With more and more of the general population getting tattooed, there’s always the thought of how body art will look as people age. This question is answered through photographs of senior citizens who’ve partially stripped down and show us how their tattoos are faring in their twilight years. Some of the ink quality is better than others, of course, but a lot of what we see still is recognizable and looks relatively sharp on their aging skin. These images give you an idea of how your own tattoo(s) might mature, especially if you take good care of yourself.
Tattoos came attached with major stigmas until recently. They were often associated with sailors and prisoners, but have since made their way into mainstream culture. It’s interesting to think that not long ago, the people with this extensive body art probably endured some form of prejudice before gaining wider acceptance.
I wish I could hear the stories behind their awesome ink. Share this if these senior inspired to be yourself without worrying about the “later.”
By Mike White
Gregory Halili is a Filipino artist based in New Jersey who creates skull art out of Mother-of-pearl shells by carving into them and then accentuating them with oil paint.