Desert Ink – A photographer documents the repented tattoo artists of Mexican gangs

With his Desert Ink series, the Australian photographer Jonathan May documents the life of 8 repented tattoo artists from Mexican gangs, capturing in a photographic tale their desire to break free from the daily violence to concentrate on their creations and their art, leaving behind a life forged in the world of gangs, shootings, drug dealing and jail. A beautiful project between fiction and reality.

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Images © Jonathan May

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