Tattoo studio Monumental Ink focus on high end designs that stand out from the average. They wanted the images of their work to do the same. We shot a variety of models throughout the day as well as a group shot of the whole team showing off their own ink.
This kind of subject works perfectly with the kind of strong shadowy look that I love to create. It requires tightly controlled light and exact positioning to work, turn a head too far the wrong way and you lose it. I’d had this setup in mind for most of the day so when the time came try it out I jumped at the chance.