Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You Tattoo/ I Tattoo Too

 I have a lot of appreciation for tattoos. They confuse what is beautiful and what is grotesque, and represent an ultimate sacrifice of mark-making, making body canvas so that the most basic act of art-- the making of the mark-- is taken to the most basic site. The body. Tattoo artists fascinate me. I love to paint on myself (part II), and on others, but my paint is pain-free. And washable. And free. The steadiness of my hand is important only in the shortest of terms.

I've wanted a tattoo for quite a while, but never discovered that image that seemed to me necessary. 

Here are some of my favorite designs on people-other-than-myself.

As an aside, I've been quite settled on a certain tattoo (not pictured here) for a few months now, and I think it might materialize in the near future. We'll see. 


  1. Never seen tattoo artwork like this before. Very Inspiring pieces.