Alican Gorgu is a tattoo artist from Turkey but he’s not a regular tattooist. You would rarely see this man tattoo a rose, butterfly or a quote on his clients’ bodies. Rather his clients happen to take their most special and memorable childhood photos which the talented tattoo artist tattoos onto their bodies. 

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“I majored in photography at college,” he wrote. “I could only stand the profession my diploma enabled me to do for 3 months. I was a shop assistant at the first tattoo studio where I worked for 3 years. But I also needed to earn a living. I was either going to get a 9-5 or dedicate myself to tattooing.”

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“It’s an indescribable feeling to tattoo photographs taken in different parts of the world at different times. For example, I have tattooed a family portrait taken in Mexico in the ’60s as well as one of a family in the US in the ’80s.”

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Gorgu revealed that he reduces the detailing and turn the original photo into a basic and minimalist body art.  

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“People can freely exhibit the things they love, he told APlus. “That’s awesome!”

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For more, check out his Instagram where he has garnered more than 40k followers. 

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Source: Aplus