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Arm tattoo looks like you’re shooting a camera
12.17.2012
12:58 pm

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Art

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Tattoo


 
My first initial response to this Pentax K1000 SLR tattoo by artist Helma van der Weide was “Oh, wow! That’s kinda clever.” 

Then after a few seconds, I realized it’s permanent and the “owner” is always going to have to hold her arm in front of her face like that for the rest of her life so that people get the joke…

Via Laughing Squid

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Uncommonly good documentary from 1975 on tattoo artists and their clients
01.21.2011
09:36 pm

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John Samson
Tattoo

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John Samson’s 1975 documentary Tattoo explores its subject with a detached visual sensuality. At times reminiscent of Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising, Tattoo dances between the flesh, the fantasy, the mundane and the marvelous.

Tattoo can be seen as a statement against conventional beauty. Influenced by the imagery of painter, sculptor and print-maker Allen Jones, it examines the art of tattooing and its role in the rise of alternative culture. Featuring interviews with tattoo artists and their clients and exploring the fascination with and reasons behind ‘body art’, for over 15 years it remained virtually the only documentary on this subject.

Tattoo contains nudity.

 
Previously on DM: Dressing For Pleasure.

Posted by Marc Campbell | Leave a comment