But as with most things in life, it comes with a cost. Thoughts would be appreciated.
Some months ago now I met with a tattooist to discuss a thigh piece, we were all set to get started until he noticed I had a couple of scars and sadly thought that the tattoo wouldn’t look as good as I wanted it to because of them.
He then asked what my arms were like…
Short story is, he agreed the best thing for me would be to tattoo over my severely scarred left arm completely. I left with this thought in mind, but lacking in money I’ve been unable to go back to him.
Now, I’ve made the decision that I’d really like to get this arm tattooed. What you might ask, does this have to do with cameras? Well… tattoos don’t come cheap (a whole day session is going to set me back 450 GBP) and I’ve already had to part with a few belongings to try and raise the funds.
Now I’m truly torn, do I sell my cameras? Could I?
This would be a life changing event for me, it would bring me closer to the end of a 17year long battle with myself.
And, as much as I love taking photographs. Do I really need so many cameras? Honestly? Could I not spare a number of them?
I find it hard letting go. Not just of the cameras but of the past, getting this tattoo if going to be difficult in it’s own way too.
This isn’t me giving up on photography completely, I just need to get my priorities right. Right?