I had been wanting to do a short film about tattooing and tattoo culture for a some time, so when my good friend and tattoo artist, Bill Canales, told me he was getting ready to do a complete backpiece, I knew that I had to film it from start to finish. It would be the perfect opportunity to put together a short form documentary.
This is not the finished piece, this is just a montage I put together so I could share some of the footage I had obtained during the several month process of completing this award-winning backpiece. Originally meant to only be seen by the people directly involved with the project, we've decided to share it with everyone.
Tattoo Artist's Name: Bill Canales
Shop Name: Full Circle Tattoo
Client: Denny Le
Filmed by Mike Flores with a Panasonic HVX200, Cinevate Brevis, and Canon EOS lenses (15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, 17-40L f/4)