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.

Cameron Russell

Let’s not forget the famous Diana!

Photos of Katz Lorenzana, Philip Chester en decayintostars

The classic Polaroid camera is well represented.

Photos of abeautifulmess en Kasper Troels

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

written by marije on 2011-08-30 #lifestyle #lc-a #tattoo #polaroid #netherlands #diana #nederland #dutch #holland #permanent #nld #liefde #tatoeage


  1. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    cool tatto.. i think nural also have tatto

  2. explorette
    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

  3. marije
    marije ·

    @explorette: you're in the UK, right? You should try and get an appointment with Jo Harrison, she does amazing work! 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.

  4. deeelightful
    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?!

  5. achocolatemoose
    achocolatemoose ·

    I got a camera tattoo as well: 3.bp.blogspot.com/-0n1IzXiEat4/Tdlc1T6W4UI/AAAAAAAABcY/NzRZ…. Love it!

  6. greezer
    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 :)

  7. lyndxe
    lyndxe ·

    i LOVE that clarus tattoo!!

  8. naomac
    naomac ·

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

  9. imym
    imym ·

    I love all the cameras! I love the Lubitel, which I have tattooed. I leave a link here www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2168365721535&set=a.216…

  10. erinwoodgatesphotography
    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.

  11. angelabording
    angelabording ·

    That second Diana tattoo is SWEET!!!!

  12. angelabording
    angelabording ·

    And so is the Clarus one ;)

  13. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

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

  14. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    My favorite tatoo is missing! See last poicture in this article www.lomography.tw/magazine/news/2010/09/27/lomography-erobe…

  15. blinghaha
    blinghaha ·

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

  16. magali
    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!

  17. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    mmmm maybe a holga...

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