March 12, 2017 Comments Off on Prison Tattoos | El Salvador

Prison Tattoos | El Salvador

Priest with prison tattoos in El Salvador by Piet den Blanken.
Father with prison tattoos in El Salvador by Piet den Blanken.

Mara Salvatrucha prison tattoos in El Salvador by Piet den Blanken.

Jailed or prison tattoos in El Salvador by Piet den Blanken.

Prison tattoos in El Salvador by Piet den Blanken.

 

Prison Tattoos by Piet den Blanken

I recently discovered these images full of prison tattoos in El Salvador. They are from an amazing Dutch photojournalist by the name of Piet den Blanken. His website has so many different photo series from immigration and emigration in Costa Rica,  prostitution and sex workers in other places, gangs in El Salvador of course, and many, many other subjects. He has also shot in many countries throughout the years. I chose to show this ones because of how powerful the looks are. You can feel the struggle from these people. Although they may be behind bars they are not animals man, you can sense their emotion and humanity.

Unfortunately the website is in Dutch so I can't really read what's going on but the images speak for themselves. I encourage you to visit Piet den Blanken website to learn more. You can also see older posts I made about American photographer Bruce Jackson and Chilean Raul Goycoolea with lots more prison tattoo photos.

Go there and be fascinated by great photography. Have fun and don't forget to share the page with your people!