Emma Meltonville specialises in music and portrait photography. In her most recent work she explores the Japanese tattoo culture ‘irezumi’. Meltonville celebrates the art form by inviting her sitters to express their ‘true self’. Irezumi examines the subculture in a series of portraits that represent women expressing how they wish to be seen in society. Accompanying the expressive portraits is a bookwork documenting how the old tattooing style is kept up to standard in the present day.