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Under the Needle: Permanent Lomography Love

Swallows, stars, anchors, a heart with the name of your love: they're all well known tattoos. But what if you're love isn't a person, but a camera?

Foto door ming_hui

I think it’s great when people are so fond of something, they want to carry it with them forever as a tattoo. Whether it’s a Star Wars-nerd with a Death Star on his back, or the Apple fangirl with a Clarus-tattoo (yes, that’s my ankle you see when you click through) and the craftly ladies who immortalize balls of wool and knitting needles on their bodies.

No matter how crazy I am about Lomography, my relationship with Lomography is still a little too early for my beloved camera tattoo. The following people are sure enough of their love for Lomography, wearing their favorite camera not only in their bag, but also on their skin.

This is the outline of the LC-A, tattooed on wendalls arm.

Also LomoAmigo Cameron Russell has a tattoo of the famous camera.

Let’s not forget the famous Diana!

The classic Polaroid camera is well represented.

Inspired by these photos? Or do you prefer a flawless un-tattooed skin? I’m curious about your experiences and opinions.

written by marije and translated by mrmaart


  1. ripsta


    cool tatto.. i think nural also have tatto

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  2. explorette


    I'm going to get an lca at some point also. I love tattoos but very indecisive about what to get but this is the one I really want :) pics will appear when I get it done :D

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  3. marije


    @explorette: you're in the UK, right? You should try and get an appointment with Jo Harrison, she does amazing work! http://www.joharrison.co.uk/ I got tattooed by her three years ago when she was in Amsterdam, besides being a fantastic artist, she's also a really sweet girl.

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  4. deeelightful


    Going to def get a camera tattoo, but I have so many cameras! How do I choose just one, when I love them all?!
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  5. achocolatemoose


    I got a camera tattoo as well: http://3.bp.blogspot(…)SC_0018.jpg. Love it!

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  6. greezer

    I only got a red phone booth from London so far, but I fell in love with those LC-A tattoos, maybe one day :)
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  7. lyndxe


    i LOVE that clarus tattoo!!

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  8. naomac


    I love lomo but am terrified of needles, those who have tattoo's are braver souls than me.

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  9. imym


    I love all the cameras! I love the Lubitel, which I have tattooed. I leave a link here http://www.facebook.(…)amp;theater

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  10. erinwoodgatesphotography


    I love my camera tattoo, although it is modelled around a canon digital camera I have film all around it showing where I first got my interest in photography, and also the reflection of the sunset of my backyard which was something I used to be able to photograph everyday.

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  11. angelabording


    That second Diana tattoo is SWEET!!!!

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  12. angelabording


    And so is the Clarus one ;)

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  13. kneehigh85


    I love cameras and I love tattoos. I know it is only a matter of time before I get a camera one.

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  14. shoujoai


    My favorite tatoo is missing! See last poicture in this article http://www.lomograph(…)tokina-2010

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  15. blinghaha


    Going to get my second tattoo soon. Definitely lomo based...!

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  16. magali


    Such pretty tattoos. I have 4, including a back-piece & I need to get a Lomo tattoo. It will have to be of my LC-A!

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  17. guanatos


    mmmm maybe a holga...

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