The Art of Pain — Forever: The New Tattoo

I don’t have any tattoos. I have no piercings either. That doesn’t mean I’m against it, I just never did it, and now I’m pretty much past the idea of it.

Now, with that said here is an interesting little video from the folks at Gestalten that highlights the emerging art form of tattooing, and the direction it is going. In the video below, Alex Binnie and Duncan X talk about where tattooing is going, and a new book by Gestalten titled “The Art of Pain — Forever: The New Tattoo”.

The Worlds First Animated Tattoo.

Ballantine’s Scotch Whiskey is running a social campaign that celebrates those who  challenge the status quo and leave a lasting impression. To do this, Ballentine’s setup a series of live streaming events hosted through Facebook, where the online community can influence the creative outcome of an individual in real-time through comments and suggestions on Facebook.

One of the more recent events was, the World’s First Animated Tattoo by French tattoo artist K.A.R.L. The tattoo was created in real-time, and features an integrated QR code. When the tattoo was finished,the QR code was read by the iPhone, which played an animated piece to complete the tattoo!