“Desert Ink” by Jonathan May

The photograph series, “Desert Ink” of the Mexican tattoo gang who have quit gang membership and started tattoo artistry.

The Australian photography artist Jonathan May who quits gang membership and starts tattoo artistry, gets together with 8 different gang members and the “Desert Ink” photography series comes about.

The gang which is comprised of the children of immigrant workers from different countries and which has got together in prison; quits gang wars, armed assault, violence, drug trade, stealing as they used to do and choose the right side and find a new identity for themselves. Their passion for tattoo of these 8 Mexican gang members who have grown up in poor neighborhoods of cities, takes them out the dark world of evil and unite them to lead a life inter- woven with art and converts the gang to a tattoo gang.



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