Ottawa Photographer :: Nat’s Tattoo at New Moon

My friend Natalie of NDS Photography told me recently that she had planned to get a tattoo. Now most of my friends and family know that I, myself, have been waffling over whether or not to get one. Firstly, I’m a wimp and am nervous of the pain. LOL! But also, I’ve been debating long and hard about what I actually want. That’s a story (and set of photos) for another day though. 😉


So in an attempt to ease my fear/apprehension about tattoos, Nat said I could come along and see the experience for myself. I was SO glad she suggested I bring my camera along for a few reasons. Firstly, this tattoo holds special significance for Nat. After the very tragic passing of her cousin last year, she was getting this tattoo in memory of her. So these photos are going to serve as a wonderful memory for Nat. Secondly, documenting something like this is so unique for me. One of my personal goals this year has been to explore a more documentary style of photography and this fits with that goal perfectly. I love when things just fall together like this 🙂


After this experience I am feeling much more at ease with the idea of my own tattoo now. 🙂 Thanks so much for letting me come along and asking me to document this for you Nat. I’m grateful to have been involved in such a fun, unique and emotional experience. Also a big thanks to New Moon Tattoo on Carling as well – more specifically Nat’s tattoo artist Jay Ferrin who let us photograph him while he worked. Some of Jay’s amazing work can be seen at You can book an appointment with him at New Moon Tattoo at 2979 Carling Avenue in Ottawa’s west end.



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10 thoughts on “Ottawa Photographer :: Nat’s Tattoo at New Moon

  1. Natalie

    D… I don’t even know what to say. The images are stunning and I can not thank you enough. It meant so much to me for you to be there to support me while I had this tattoo done and to have these images, that captured all of the details of my afternoon. You are not only an amazingly talented photographer, you are kind and thoughtful and generous. I am so lucky to have you as a friend and I am thankful for our friendship every day. I love you my friend. Thank you. For everything. xoxo
    P.S. I can’t wait to be there, for you, when you get yours.

  2. Amy @ Muddy Boots

    I would have LOVED to have had pictures like these taken while Peter and I were getting our tattoos in memory of our son that died. Wow. I’m super jealous now! 😉 A WONDERFUL job, Danielle Lynn.

  3. Bri @ Voulez Vous Boudoir

    LOVE IT — great images as usual! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Nat – such a beauty!!

  4. Gwen

    Gorgeous as usual. Danielle, you are so talented, how many times do I tell you that? 🙂 Nat, a wonderful way to remember your cousin, beautiful words.

  5. Nicole Duguay

    Only you can make something I would normally never look at look beautiful. Tattooing gives me the queasies, but these images brought tears to my eyes. Well done my friend, well done.

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