Intimate Inked Portraits
Through each of these self-portraits by Lauren Peralta, it is clear she feels freed when forsaking her inhibitions in order to create raw, intimate captures. These striking images could make even the most anti-tattoo individuals recognize the beauty in inked imagery.
Implications - Once thought of as a part of counter-culture, tattoos have now found their place within the mainstream via fashion spreads and television shows like Miami Ink. Marketers and product designers have been more hesitant to jump on this trend, but the apparent desire for a rebellious aesthetic is something the youth demographic of western society craves.