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Klaus Pichler's 'Inked For Life' Series is More Than Skin Deep

 - Sep 10, 2010
References: kpic.at & lifelounge
I'm fascinated by Klaus Pichler's photography, probably because I've never been exposed to such a lifestyle before. The only hardened criminals I've ever encountered have been on the silver screen.

Focusing on prison tattoos, Klaus Pichler has put together a photo series entitled 'Fürs Leben Gezeichnet' (Inked For Life). Yet, the photo series isn't just about simply documenting tattoos. As Life Lounge notes, Klaus Pichler focuses particularly on sad, old men who have probably served more than a few years behind bars, making "each image (ironically) more than skin deep."