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The ex girlfriend of my brother is a really skilled tattoo Madame artist, www.maaika.com. And this skater dude is in heavy pain, for real. He isnt screaming or anything, his face just takes this scape when he is being tattooed, not the whole time, just the most painfull parts haha.
Me and my bro just came back from a bikeshop where he had seen his sponsor bike for the first time (Kona Bass signature 2008) really sick bike and also a sick moment for him. I joined him for taking some pictures of the glorious moment. For rider info check: www.konaworld.com/grassroots_katinas.htm there will be some photo's on this profile soon! working on it!
Anyway, as we were heading back home he just wanted to go to the tattoo shop to check this skater dude out that we happen to know, Patrick Hylkema. And he was I great pain, the chest is a real painful place to get a tattoo as tattoo fanatics will know.
Well, I had my camera there and I just had to tease him, as my little bro was laughing at him. LOL. I just cant wait for upcomming monday, my brother is having a tattoo himself hehe, and i will be there ofcourse to tease him as well.
I’m happy with this picture, his mouth and face are sharp, there is some movement in his hair and as you can see, movement in the arm of Maaika, she is just taking out the needle.
So I used a low shutter speed, I always like how the ambient light kicks in the skin with low shutters, so i used a shutterspeed of 1/15s, a aparture value f/10 and iso 400. I used a on cam flash (ex 430) on my 350D which had a 10-22mm mounted on it, focal length 22mm, uncropped.
I've only made the picture a little bit sharper in cs3.
I didnt show Maaika her full face to get the attention on the skater dude.
Btw, the tattoo aint finished yet, ill try to post a picture of the finished image if he wants it.
Btw2, check full size