It has been said that photographer Nicole Reed would rather let her subjects be themselves rather than give them instruction. Sorry for being cliche, but this explains why her photography looks so "real."

This is a refreshing change of pace given the amount of digital manipulation we see in the photography world today. So if you dig tattoos and natural-feeling art, you will love photographer Nicole Reed's work.

Implications - The images in the gallery feature a group of tattoo-loving people showing off their unique ink. Both men and women are featured, who are young, old and in between. The photos were taken in all different types of locations that range from tattoo parlors to circuses.