The one and only tattoo I am absolutely sure of wanting in the future is one that deals with photography. Over the years, photography has become an integral part of my life. I was always the one documenting every hang out, probably annoying most of my friends, by snapping pictures. With my camera at my side, I didn't care. I used to go through disposable cameras like it was my job and when I was a freshman in high school, my mother bought me my first digital camera. I would say that's when I really started seeing the world around me in a whole new light. Yes, I still liked taking pictures of my friends, with my friends. But it was during high school that I began taking pictures involving different subject matter. Landscapes, cool stuff I'd find in my back yard, nature, interesting items at the thrift store, food, the weather, random people, my pets. All these "things" around me were not just "things" anymore. I saw them as art and wanted to show others my perspective through photographs. I wanted people to see what I saw when I looked through the lens.
As a graduation present, my mother then bought me my first DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera, the Nikon D40. I was in love. This camera opened up a whole new world of opportunity for me. Hours of practice, going on photo adventures with friends and books about photography techniques were the perfect combination to the start of my lifetime hobby. A little over a year ago, I bought myself the Nikon D7000. The need for a more "professional" camera led me to this decision. Along with purchasing the camera, I built up my equipment collection by adding a new lens, flash, flash accessories, battery grip, tripod and other various items.
If someone would have told me years ago that I'd be taking wedding photos, senior pictures, family portraits, etc., I'm not sure that I would believe them. I never went searching to find that one thing in life that I'm really good at, my one true talent. Instead, I like to believe that it found me.
Without further ado, these are a few tattoos I've looked at for inspiration.