Brianna Tran’s Dragon tattoo was done by Mike Lussier of Art Freek Tattoo, Providence, RI. We did our shoot during the Field of Artisans’ Night Market on July 21st, where I had the opportunity to set up a space to show work and photograph tattoos.
Brianna and I discussed the features of her tattoo during the shoot, especially the work done in gray, which came out particularly beautifully in her photos. The twilight and ambient lighting provided an ethereal cast that was better than thousand of dollars worth of lighting equipment. Her Dragon reflects a powerful part of her being, which I ask her to explain in her own words:
“Fierce and mythical. An emblem and an epithet (@dragonkisses on Instagram). This work of art serves to protect and strengthen me. Not to mention: it looks cool as hell. ”