American soldiers returning home from war and realize that they are behind the times. The gap between military and civilian is huge – less than one percent of Americans serve in the army, compared with 12 per cent during the Second World War. Even after years of intense fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, most Americans do not know personally a single soldier, sailor or airman.
Any veteran will tell you that one of the most difficult test for all the service – to return to society, which generally has no idea about the war. While you are fighting, your country has lived his life, and all is not that there is no case … They just can not understand. Tattoos are common among military personnel. They are applied to the memory of the dead friends, in memory of the units, their tattoos with various slogans or prayers or cause images that reflect personal experiences and impressions. The drawings on the body can be devoted to what the owner is likely to keep quiet.
Photographer Peter Heypek visited a tattoo parlor Al Herman, located in Silver Spring, Md., and asked the veterans roll up our sleeves and shirts off to show the tattoos and scars.
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