Star, star..

emma's tattoos were done by a lad named Rory, the same guy that did dave grohl's tattoos. it was his first time using white ink and he couldnt really see what he was doing but still managed to get the most perfect star tattoos i've ever seen. i'll get some more info from emma about these and post it so that all 12 people who ever view the photo will have some more background on it.


ok, update. the guy's name is rory keating and he does mostly tribal tattoos. she got them done when he came to ireland for the irish tattoo convention and she got them touched up the next year when he returned. really nice guy actually.


taken using a bronica ETRSi using fuji Provia 100. cont quite remember the settings. think it was 1/30th @ 1:2.8. probably could have gone faster.

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  • Jacqueline PRO 9y

    Interesting, I didn't even know you COULD get a white tattoo.
  • nathaniel cafolla 9y

    yeah, when people notice them they think that they are branding at first.
  • dramaqueen0586 9y

    i've been wanting a white tattoo i'm just trying to find a place that does it...looks awesome though
  • MissReckless 9y

    I always thought white was just used for shading. I've only ever seen one otehr white tattoo. Any idea how many sessions it took for the color to stay?
  • nathaniel cafolla 9y

    appartently the paler you are, the better. they were fine after the first session, but she went again to get them re-touched as it was hard to see what had been done and what hadn't when getting them. she also had them thickened out to the thickness that you see there. all by the same artist.

    The artist's name is Rory Keating. must update that in the description.

    apologies for the really badly constructed sentences. it's past my bed-time.
  • benwickham 8y

    Thanks for posting these cafolla... it's so rare to see a tattoo that is genuinely original. Your friend Emma should be proud. Lovely photo too. Must be a pain to get a decently exposed photo of a white tattoo on a caucasian....
  • nathaniel cafolla 8y

    thanks ben, i'll pass on the sentiment to emma.

    as regards the exposure, i think the trick is to just use natural light. thanks for the compliment
  • spongefile 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called White ink tattoos, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    Very nice!
  • Kor La Lier 8y

    Manipulation on Body Mind & Nature would love to have your photo added to the group.
  • i eaт sтars 8y

    Wow that's awesome! I've never been a fan of white-ink tattoos before, but these look great. Sounds like the guy was really nice too. Great shot!
  • brit2oo7 8y

    me and my roommate are actually thinking about getting white tattoos, how long have you had yours for and has it faded at all? i also heard it like changes colors when you get a tan and stuff
  • maría colangelo 8y

    very cool
    i was looking after pictures of white tattoos, i couldnt imagine how they looked like, i guess i should say thank you xD
  • Starr Shyne 8y

    Ok.. About White ink. I've had it for 7 years now.. the first being.. WHITE STARS on my stomach.. I only got them to defy my at the time boyfriend.. who told me I could not get black stars on my stomach.. So I didn't.. The artist (my now boyfriend) didn't think they would stay. At that time.. it was unheard of.. but I wanted them reguardless.. PLUS my mother HATES tattoos and she wouldn't see them as easily that way..

    Three years ago.. I got more.. this time Elven script on my wrist.. "ashes to dust'.. and a neat S to represent my lastname Scarborough.. These were for my late grandfather.

    Following that we added wings to my stars and we had to go over the white again.. being 5 years old.. I don't tan in a tanning bed.. but I LOVE the sun so they did darken.

    My latest white tattoo is an ohm that Brandon Boyd of Incubus drew. it's behind my left ear.. I have photos of all of them so if you'd like check them out.. and Please comment.. Thank you.

    IF y'all (yes I'm from Mississippi we say y'all) so if y'all have any question about white ink or any other tattoo/piercing question I have worked in many shops and will do my best to answer them..

  • Vina the Great 8y

    great shot!
  • maría colangelo 8y

    wow ! thank you : ) you've been very helpfull
    im from argentina, so i guess your boyfriend wont tattoo me hahaha but, thaaaaanks ! :D really

    take care.
  • Nichole! 7y

    Wow, these tattoos are awesome! Great shot!
  • dutchlad 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called What It's Like To Be Me, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • 5y

    white tattoos geting popular in ireland...
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