Faces of Chicago, West Fest

Blond with Tattoos

Blond with Tattoos

My Interest in Tattoos is Well Known

49 responses

  1. Awesome!! Love it!!! :-)

    June 7, 2013 at 8:53 am

  2. My favorite tattoos photos !!!

    June 7, 2013 at 8:58 am

    • Thank you. I think Chicago has more people with tattoos than anywhere else.

      June 7, 2013 at 9:01 am

  3. Love the girl with the Chaplin tattoo. I love living in Chicago for EXACTLY the reason you photographed these folks. So many tattoos and creativity here. Thanks for sharing! Great photos.

    June 7, 2013 at 9:18 am

  4. Great photos!
    Very realistic. Love it!

    June 7, 2013 at 9:23 am

  5. Good stuff as always!

    June 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

  6. Colourful

    June 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

  7. really like the “Goth Girl” and the “Blond Girl with Tattoos” :)

    June 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    • Thank you. Both of them were very flattered that I asked to photograph them.

      June 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  8. Great pictures Ron! :-)

    June 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    • Thank you. It means a lot considering you are very good street portrait guy.

      June 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      • No problem :) Very nice of you to say so!

        June 8, 2013 at 12:38 am

  9. Back in the mid 70’s I was the only one in my barracks who didn’t get drunk enough to stumble out into the Tokyo streets and get tattooed. Didn’t think it would become fashionable. Thanks for sharing ‘em.

    June 7, 2013 at 11:30 pm

  10. Love tattoos, they are so expressive of their owners. When I see pics like these makes me want to get another one… Great shots.

    June 8, 2013 at 5:56 am

  11. some cool tattoos :)

    June 8, 2013 at 7:09 am

  12. These are awesome fella! Great work. I really admire people who get tattoos though I don’t want one myself. I like their courage that they will always feel a certain way about something, and their faces here capture that brilliantly!

    June 8, 2013 at 9:50 am

  13. nice! I have one tattoo. The tattoo i proudly sport is of a pair of fairy wings. It reminds me that I can fly. :)

    June 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

    • Thank you. Try the Texas menu button in the header and scroll down to the second post to view some large and beautiful butterfly wings. If the wings are large enough, you can fly far.

      June 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

  14. These are great. I love the honesty in your work. So, what tats do you have? ;)

    June 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    • Rainey, I don’t have any tattoos on the outside. There are many images burnt into my brain.

      June 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      • Haha, I know what you mean. I have many, many images burnt into my brain as well! I may consider a tat, but it would have to have a very special meaning for me. Meanwhile, I love seeing the choices made by others.

        June 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm

  15. Gorgeous photos…I love the one with the girl dancing in the “friends” pic, so fun!

    June 9, 2013 at 12:52 am

    • Thank you DAnna. That photo was the only one requiring a wide angle lens because the place was so crowded.

      June 9, 2013 at 7:03 am

  16. Nice portraits. Summer is here and this inspires me to get out and start looking for some great ink to photograph. Thanks for the inspiration.

    June 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  17. Great to see all those faces! Like the Goth Girl photo… ;)

    June 10, 2013 at 5:17 am

  18. Warm weather in Chicago certainly brings out the display of tattoos. What a varied group of individuals that you captured. Thanks for the visit and the like of my recent posts including “Same Flower Different Look”.

    June 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

  19. We share the same interest in tattoos!

    June 18, 2013 at 6:04 am

  20. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    June 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

  21. Ron, you make a difference for me. Thanks for all you do here.

    June 22, 2013 at 8:45 am

  22. I think tattoos are simply beautiful – live – works of art moving with complicated intriguing stories yet to be told. Your photos give them voice.

    June 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm

  23. Joe

    Great shots.

    June 28, 2013 at 4:37 am

  24. Gotta love Chicago!

    September 9, 2013 at 8:22 am

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