Intern Project – Tattoos At Work


Dating back to Neolithic times, tattoos have always been used to express individuals’ thoughts and identities. We explored the Ogilvy Joburg campus to discover some of the inked stories hidden underneath the outfits.

There are many reasons why people get tattoos. For some, tattoos serve as a constant reminder of a lost loved one and what they stood for, believed in and meant to the inked person’s life.


Masego Motsogi // Group Account Director // Ogilvy Joburg


Claudia Sharbel Fahry // Senior Art Director // Redworks


Dylan Fortune // Copywriter // Ogilvy Joburg

Then there are those whose tattoos reflect their philosophies, what they stand for and what life means to them – allowing them to literally wear their identity on their sleeve.


Kgosi Moalusi // Account Executive // Brand Activation

Tattoo B&W

Hennie Stander // Creative Director // Brand Activation


Kush Chetty // Senior Art director // Ogilvy Joburg

When it comes to getting inked, language holds no boundaries. People have tattoos encrypted in Chinese, Arabic and Greek.


Tebogo Kgosi // Senior Account Manager // Brand Activation


Jemaine Jacobs // Copywriter Intern // Ogilvy Joburg


Tiffany Morris // Digital Copywriter // Ogilvy Joburg

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Ryan Greig // Senior Retoucher // Ogilvy Joburg

For the spirit, heart and mind, star signs are always a hit! 


Zanele Zwane // Group Account Director // Ogilvy Joburg


Khanyi Zwane // Senior Account Director // Ogilvy Africa

And of course, being a creative industry, advertising is known to attract some wild and crazy people and these guys sure live up to the hype with their body art…


Tash Van Gavin // Art Director // Brand Activation


Ricki Allemann // Junior Social Media Manager // Social@Ogilvy


Leigh Hunter // Freelance Creative // Ogilvy Joburg


Dylan Fortune // Copywriter // Ogilvy Joburg

Team: Anelisa Molose, Prince Buthelezi, Elizabeth Mokatsi and Tumelo Monare