We have written many articles about tattoos: big ones, tiny ones, elegant, flashing, old-style, wild, delicate. We talked about their symbolism and how people choose to express themselves or tell stories with a tattoo on their skin. We also said that in spite of the great number of people who are against getting tattoos, it is still an accomplished form of art and has got a say in all cultures.
Today we want to share something we found really interesting – a project titled “TattooAge. Never too old” that with portraits of senior people discloses how tattoos look on aging skin. 25 elderlies were photographed in the framework of this project created by GetOud. Some of the men and women had their bodies covered in tattoos in their heyday of youth, long before it became so popular and some got their first tattoo just now.
The series reveals the ink on the aging body and also highlights the fact that getting art on your skin doesn’t know age. This project is also devoted to closing together generations and bridging the gap between them.
Check out the photos showing how these seniors have nailed the tattoo art.