Gallata Ink

Gallata Ink

The Galata Bridge is one of Istanbul’s most recognizable landmarks. Much more than simply a link connecting the old and new, the East and West across the Golden Horn, it’s also a place where the city’s locals gather to promenade, fish, eat, drink, smoke and shop...

Nut stalls, fresh corn, Balik Ekmek (delicious fish sandwich), clothes, shoes, toys, water, tee, baclava, restaurants and bars. Is a unique Istanbul experience. What was an unexpected to find in a corner of the bridge was a Tattoo artist.

Ali and Riza make there, in situ, tattoos for the passing by people. For few nights I stay with them watching them working, drinking tee and sharing stories.

Salvador Calaf

 Ali

Ali

 Riza

Riza

 Riza and Ali with friends

Riza and Ali with friends

 "Yoksulu Unutma",   Do not forget the poor.

"Yoksulu Unutma",  Do not forget the poor.

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