It was my second night in Istanbul's Kadıköy area - and we were out looking for a new place to have dinner at when I saw a few Tattoo places. Instantly, I wanted to dig deeper and get to know some tattoo artist during this almost two week trip to Istanbul for the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop.
It turned out that I would also end up doing my photo essay - for the workshop - on one of the most popular and by far the most talented artist in the neighbourhood of Moda - Danny Garcia at "Inkstanbul Artcore". The 3rd tattoo artist in all of Turkey, he's tattooed close to 15 thousand people!
This slideshow is from the first few hours that I met him and his amazing Artcore family. I fell in love with all of them and their amazing hearts! :)
I was lucky enough to shoot my first time lapse of one of his clients getting inked by him.
Get in touch with Danny if you're thinking along the lines of Ink! :)
Dr Esat Isik Cd. 65/1 Moda
+90 216 348 43 39
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