Like so many stories surrounding a person's spiritual identity, this concept started with a conversation. Faithmarks originated from one man's prompting statement to friends, "tell me about your tattoo." Carl Greene began to understand that the story behind a tattoo was as instrumental as the ink used to apply it. As the idea gestated, he partnered with a creative force, Anna Golladay. In order to keep these spiritual conversations continuing, the pair began to birth the art exhibit that would ultimately become Faithmarks.
The result was a first of its kind. An inter-faith initiative for Chattanooga, TN, this gallery show explores the intersect of spirituality and the art of tattoos. It now travels the country, encouraging conversations in coffee shops, tattoo studios, on college campuses and in the halls of religious facilities.
Now, two years in, the pair is working on Faithmarks: Chapter 2. A whole new collection of images and stories will be added to the show, to be unveiled in Chattanooga, TN on March 28, 2015.