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This young woman was getting the needle when I caught her hands in pain

I was shooting a Tattoo Convention, reflecting on not just the imagery permanently etched onto the skin, but the physical reaction it creates. While the pain is relative, no mater what you can't help your body from flinching and winching. Some say the pain is unbearable, similar to a bad burn, while others liken it to the mild discomfort of an ice cube pressed against your naked skin. Here I was focused on her hands, anticipating the needle's first bite and was really able to capture the essence of the moment.