Ruth McGill – Hand Tattooist

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012

Ruth McGill Hand Tattooist

The images used in this blog are not the ones I will be using for the final show, they are alternates used basically because it seems daft to have a photography blog without images.

I shot Ruth by the fire outside her caravan deep in the countryside. Aside from her great hands and willingness to take part in the project, she and her partner Theo (See Mask Maker) have been incredibly helpful and found me a wealth of hands, it seems they know everyone. Tattooing is such an ancient art, and tattooing hands is specialised and delicate work. I wasn’t tempted, it looks far too painful.