There’s no doubt that tattoos haves become much more acceptable in the 21st century. People are also more prone to getting inked with something that holds a specific meaning or story. These powerful tattoo shoots convey that message through photography that shares with the world the beauty of self-modification.

From storyboard tattoos to gritty soldier ink, there’s no doubt that you will be mesmerized by the beauty and rawness that these photographers have masterfully captured.