Significance of Ink
Quitting his job at a pizza restaurant to pursue his love of art, Jared McFarland works L&G Tattoo in Panorama City, Los Angeles while attending Pierce College to pursue an art degree. McFarland's ultimate goal is to become a museum curator so that he can spread his love and appreciation of art to others. | Read the story: Imprinting Significance Through Ink
A view of L&G Tattoo from behind the customer counter.
Jared McFarland draws the majority of his tattoos in a sketch book before he attempts them with permanent ink. McFarland's drawings are often inspired by the film "Un Chien Andalou."
McFarland prepares his workstation with tin foil, petroleum jelly, and antiseptics before he begins to tattoo a client.
Jared McFarland uses a stencil to tattoo 'Leonardo" onto Stephanie Landin, 21, arm on Nov. 4, 2016 at L&G Tattoo in Panorama City, Calif.
McFarland dips a tattoo needle in ink just before he begins to stencil onto Stephanie Landin
ared McFarland sketches in his spare time at work on Nov. 4, 2016 at L&G Tattoo in Panorama City, Calif.
McFarland carefully traces the stencil of "Leonardo" with the electric powered needle. The needle generates small volts of electricity that allows the ink to be absorbed into the skin.
After the tattoo has been compleated, Mcfarland wraps the area in plastic wrap and moisterizer.
McFarland works on completing a tattoo on the forearm of a client who did not wish to be identified.
A view of L&G Tattoo in Panorama City, Calif. where Jared McFarland works as a tattoo artist.
The completed tattoo reads "Isela Luis."