This is an animation I made for my Art studio project at Curtin. I was working with notions of impermenance and permenance, as well as the significance of placing text or images on the body.
This is my tattoo that i had done to contrast with the faded movement of the animation.
A lot of people don't like tattoos for their permenancy or their (dissappearing) social stigma. I can understand that to a degree. I don't really like tattoos that people don't think about in terms of aesthetics and concepts- you know, the kind that you get when you walk in to a parlour and choose a genetic design off the wall and decide to just put it on your back so you can hide it if you want to. Although sometimes these can be genius, all my friends or idols who have tattoos that i enjoy are the ones who seriously thought about the meaning behind them, or atleast the aesthetic.
My favourite tattoos are my grandads old sailor tattoos, which he ironically had done spur of the moment :P however they do make reference to his family back home, and generally encapsulate his time in the navy and his travels around the world, as a lot of old tattoos did.
I love tattoos and the stigma behind them. A lot of my favourite artists use tattoos in their work as symbols of different things- to give a marine feel, add a vintage aesthetic or in a more conceptual way- manipulating the stigma to create presumptions by the viewer.
I'm looking forward to getting my next tattoo!