Hair by Justin Patrick Oakes. Kelly Chatham, a USPS mail carrier, poses for a portrait in Lafayette Hill, Pa. on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Chatham has a smile on his face no matter the weather. He can be heard walking down the street thanks to the signature boombox which he drapes off his shoulder, constantly blaring classic rock tunes.
Tattoo by Justin Patrick Oakes. Tim Oakes, 52, poses for a portrait in his basement in Lafayette Hill, Pa. on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. The buffalo tattoo on his upper right shoulder was inspired by the nickname “Buffalo,” given to him by his father-in-law.
Tattoo by Natalie Crane. Rachel Rubenstein, 22, explains the meaning of her tattoo on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. She got the word “rise” tattooed on her back in honor of the song “Riser” by Dierks Bentley. “My family really identifies with that song,” she said. Both of her parents fought cancer at the same time and the message of the song resonates with them all.
Hair by Natalie Crane. AnnaMarie Otor, 18, sits inside Saxbys on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. She is an avid music consumer and enjoys going to concerts frequently. She also enjoys changing up her hair color and recently changed it from purple to red.
Hair by John Malady. Lucy Thornton, 21, exhibits her collection of cosplay wigs in her apartment on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. “This is just a few of the wigs that I have. I do have more at my parents’ house, ten in total,” Thornton said.
Tattoo Over Time by Christopher Linvill. RC Winkler poses in front of a photo from over 20 years ago in his shop, Tattoos by RC & Body Piercing in Folsom, Feb. 19, 2018.
Tattoo by Erin Blewett. Matt Soloman, 42, reacts to a commercial playing on the television at work. Soloman works at Philadelphia Eddie’s Tattoo shop at 621 South 4 St. in Philadelphia.
Piercing by Daizha Jimenez. Steven Sealy, 20, winds down after a long day of work in his home on Cheltenham Avenue on Feb. 21, 2018.
Tattoo by Taylor Johnson. Fred, a tattoo artist at Philadelphia Eddie’s Tattoo taking a break outside in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Hair by Erin Blewett. Kat, 18, poses for a photo on South Street in Philadelphia. She was taking a talk to enjoy the warm weather on Feb. 21, 2018.
Tattoo by Nicolas Calabrese. “Little” Dave of Seven Swords Tattoo Company on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia adds the final color to a jungle cat tattoo on Nicolas Calabrese in the afternoon hours of Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. This tattoo was a ‘chef’s special’ meaning I had little choice in the matter.
Color by Iman Sultan. Tattoo artist Eric Guntor said he got the tattoos on his left arm over the course of ten years in West Philadelphia on Oct. 19, 2016.
Upper Body by Yanis Sicre. Luna Dahlia, 24, talks with her friend Ruby Gore in front of the Whole Foods on South Street in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.
Hair by Christopher Hooks. Nicole Rodriguez grasps her hair saying “I have so much of it” on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.
Close Up by Alexandra Rutkowski. Nikki Sobeck, 26, works at Street Road “No Scratch” Tattoo Parlor on Sunday, Oct. 16. She has been tattooing for six years. Nikki is getting married in October of 2017 and plans on getting the tattoos on her knuckles removed for the big day.
Hair by Marcel Lu. Trisha, 30, likes cosplay and is shopping around the store located on South Street in Philadelphia to look for a Halloween costume on Wednesday, Oct.19, 2016.
Free Selection by Yanis Sicre. Matt, 21, laughs on Broad Street in Philadelphia on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.
Tattoo by Meghan Sears. Elena Sanchez, 22, said her tattoo “is the quintessential impulse tattoo. It is just such a versatile word” on Oct. 19, 2016. She doesn’t know why she picked the placement but smiled and said, “now it’s there forever.”
Hair by Emily Whiteman. Taylor Casella sits outside her apartment near the intersection of N. 17th and Oxford Streets. In regard to her hair she said, “everyone should have their own head at least once in their life. It is extremely cathartic and I will never grow my hair out again.”
Piercing by Whitney Johnson. Alysa Cannon, a psychology major and criminal justice minor, has had her eyebrow piercing since Dec. 2015.
Piercing by Ashley Kane. Alexandra Fishche, 24, an Inkwell employee in South Hampton, Pa., shows many of her 17 piercings off on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.
Tattoo by Phylandra McFaddin. Zair Robert Fairey, 22, is a local Philadelphia rapper. Fairey has more than 30 tattoos and doesn’t regret any of them. Although he comes from a Muslim family, he said, “my family doesn’t really express how they feel about my tattoos.”
Make a statement by Breanna Keohane. Joshua with a big flag stands in front of the Bell Tower at Temple University Main Campus in Philadelphia, Pa. On Oct. 14, 2014. “God died in the churches.”
Statement by Ling Zhu. Joshua with a big flag stands in front of the Bell Tower at Temple University Main Campus in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 14, 2014. “God died in the churches.”
Make a Statement by Joel Goldberg. Malik Mohammed sells copies of the Final Call at 11th and Market streets in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 16, 2014. Mohammed’s formal attire stands out from that of his customers entering Burlington Coat Factory.
Piercing by Dylan Keith. A cuff connects one piercing to another on a fully pierced ear, in Philadelphia Pa., on Oct. 14, 2014
Tattoo by Joel Goldberg. Eric Eaton, tattoo artist at Philadelphia Eddies Chinatown Tattoo, tattoos an image of a baseball card on John Biando’s shin in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 16, 2014. Eaton said he plans to open his own shop, called the Electric Temple, at 29th and Girard streets.
Hair by Margery Cedano. Naomi Spohia, 1, grabs onto a dining room chair for support as she practices walking in her families Northeast Philadelphia home on Oct. 14, 2014.
Tattoo by Jared Whalen. Cadet Robert Clark, 21, is a member of Temple University’s ROTC program. With the Army’s new and more stringent tattoo policy, service members like Clark have to be careful to stay within regulations. Currently, tattoos cannot be visible when wearing Army athletic uniform. Photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.