8 April, 2017 Matt

2017 Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival

I was asked back to cover the Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival again for Desert Highway and it’s always an event that I love going back to each year because there is something awesome about a space full with creative souls.

This year I had the entire day set aside to cover this festival (which actually spans three) and while that did mean I could pace myself and stop to enjoy some of it without my camera, I think that after about six hours and probably a dozen laps calling it a day wasn’t a bad thing.

There were a lot of very cool tattoos being done on the day and it was exciting to come back a couple of times to see the progress. I also managed to chat with some very talented artists, make some new friends and catch up with some familiar faces which is always awesome.

Photographed for Desert Highways

Mayonaize

Mill Younger

Tim Tavaria

Mr. Heggie

Dead Churub

Occulus Tattoo

Sam Taylor

James Skarvellis

Mayonaize

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