Forums > Photography Talk > Poll: Tattoos (help or hurt model's marketability?

Photographer

GeM Photographic

Posts: 2375

Chicago, Illinois, US

A K wrote:
I am a figure (nude) photographer. I'm curious as to what other figure photographers think about nude models with/without tattoos. Here are the responses to the poll:

A. I strongly prefer figure models without tattoos.
B. I usually prefer figure models without tattoos.
C. No preference
D. I usually prefer figure models with tattoos.
E. I strongly prefer figure models with tattoos.

Please respond with one of the above choices. (my response is "A"). This is for figure modeling, I realize it is a totally different topic when it comes to clothed modeling.

For figure nudes - B/B+ (not quite a full "A")

That said, I've shot with a lot of models with tattoos and I will continue to do so. That often branches in other directions than my usual figure nudes (Alt-Glam/figure, perhaps?).

Even more important, for figure nude I strongly prefer models without tan lines (far more than I am concerned about tattoos).

Mar 25 13 05:17 pm Link

Photographer

Rick Athearn

Posts: 492

Boulder, Colorado, US

Number A for me.

Mar 26 13 11:30 am Link