In the prestigious venue of Palazzo Bentivoglio in Gualtieri – Reggio Emilia, during Fotografia Europea 2023 the photographic book INDEPENDENCE ON MY SKIN by the photographer Erik Messori and produced by Corsiero Editore will be presented. INDEPENDENCE ON MY SKIN is a photographic project that portrays the identity of Irish irredentists through their tattoos, which tell of the armed struggle for independence and for the recognition of their national identity with respect to Great Britain. From tattoo to tattoo is a story of independence aspirations linked to a national identity denied for centuries, which remain alive and indelible despite the peace process that saw the cessation of the armed struggle in favor of the opening of a political dialogue.