South African Prison Tattoos By Amarinta De Clermont

Danny Photo: Amarinta de Clermont

South African photographer Araminta de Clermont documents the phenomenon of homemade tattoos in the country’s prison system.

Flavorpill says:

For her photo study Life After, Cape Town photographer Araminta de Clermont sought out former inmates of “Numbers” prison gangs who were struggling for acceptance and survival since being released after years, sometimes decades of incarceration and shot their portraits in their current environment. Faces. Signs. A sailor’s grave. A note to a deceased mother, inked across the forehead. These full body and facial tattoos serve as narratives of crime history and life struggle.

Spotted at OkayAfrica

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