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Karin Bakker's 'Tattoo' Captures the Process of Getting Inked

 - Jun 4, 2009   Updated: May 30 2011
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Karin Bakker's 'Tattoo' pictorial gives viewers a glimpse into what getting a tattoo actually looks like. Sure, we've all seen the finished product, but unless you've watched a friend get inked or have ink in a place on your body that allowed you to watch the process, this isn't usually something we'd see.

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Implications - The new-found mainstream status of tattoos has given new meaning to the art form. Instead of just wanting to look tough and badass, consumers are now aware of the fact that there's a story behind the ink that occupies people's bodies. The positivity of this culture has transitioned into mainstream brands, but with the intention of looking to capitalize on the "cool" factor of tattoos.