Beautiful Inc was my baby, my then unnamed idea that I’d had for a few years. When I ran into a friend Stacy at a concert, and saw her massively gorgeous and colorful phoenix I knew for sure what I wanted to do. I wanted to photograph, edit, and produce a full color calendar featuring models with stellar back tattoos. Then I realized that it’s much harder to find stunning women with huge tattoos on their backs than I imagined. So with my limited budget (0.02), I started looking around for models.
I had Zombie Tapdance running for a few years before, but had very little experience in professionally shooting models and it showed. But I’ve always been a fan of jumping right into the fire and gaining experience first hand. So I chose all of the models based on looks, ink, and personality. Some models have smaller tattoos than I was originally looking for but they had a great attitude and that’s exactly what I wanted. I didn’t have the experience or desire to go around shooting all out divas.
So now that the year is over and I can finally release these pictures, I let you enjoy the pictures. Maybe you can see the progression of my experience. I wont have them in order so good luck!