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Images Of Pleasure And Extreme Pain Faced By Customers While Getting Inked

The New York photographer Anne Burlock Lawver had captured these images to depict the trials and tribulations faced by the customers while getting inked. Anne had undertaken the project  of capturing the images of people getting inked at Gunmetal Tattoos in Washington heights in 2013. 

"The beauty I saw and tried to convey through my work was both the physical beauty and emotional beauty of the individuals during their private experience.", Lawver told the website, Slate. She found the experience thrilling and scary at the same time. Here is the collection of those images which are termed as 'Indelible' by Lawver.

 

Images Of Pleasure And Extreme Pain Faced By Customers While Getting Inked

Images Of Pleasure And Extreme Pain Faced By Customers While Getting Inked

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1) Experience of getting inked captured by Anne Burlock Lawver

1) Experience of getting inked captured by Anne Burlock Lawver

Image clicked at the Gunmetal Tattoo parlor of Washington Heights which has since closed.

2) Pain involved in getting inked

2) Pain involved in getting inked

People voluntarily agree for pain to get the pleasure of artwork done on their body.

3) Anne described her experience to click snaps in New York parlor as "such a thrill"

3) Anne described her experience to click snaps in New York parlor as “such a thrill”

Anne's project of Gunmetal Tattoos was quite different from any other projects undertaken by her.

4) Finished product!

4) Finished product!

After completing the symbolic artwork, the tattoo artist is wrapping the ink in plastic wrap.

5) Surprising thing is that Anne herself doesn't have any tattoos

5) Surprising thing is that Anne herself doesn’t have any tattoos

The photographer undertook this project as she was fascinated by the process of getting tattoo as she herself had none.

6) Anne linked up with Washington heights parlor Gunmetal Tattoos

6) Anne linked up with Washington heights parlor Gunmetal Tattoos

She got the permission to capture the images of the customers getting inked at the parlor.

7) Image of young man getting inked at the New York parlor

7) Image of young man getting inked at the New York parlor

This man wanted to have the tattoo of certain words and symbols at his chest.

8) A woman lies back as she is getting inked around her belly button on stomach

8) A woman lies back as she is getting inked around her belly button on stomach

Belly button is one of the most painful places to have ink.

9) Lawver made changes in the exposure of frames

9) Lawver made changes in the exposure of frames

Lawyer said that she experimented with light when taking the photos because of the parlor's dimness.

10) The man getting inked on his arm

10) The man getting inked on his arm

Almost all the people snapped at the parlor were seen getting inked on their arms.

11) The only guy who remain neutral while getting inked

11) The only guy who remain neutral while getting inked

This man seems to be expressionless while he was getting inked on his left arm.

12) The craze for a full sleeve tattoo

12) The craze for a full sleeve tattoo

Both the artist and customer share the same type of tattoo on their right arm.

13) The artwork!

13) The artwork!

At the end of the artwork, customers at the parlor realized that the tattoos are worth the pain because the pleasure of the artwork remains for the lifetime.

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