Man Sells His Skin To An Art Dealer

Tim Steiner, a 40-year-old former tattoo parlor manager, lent his back to artist Wim Delvoye. The ensuing work, tattooed over two years, has been sold to a German collector—who will have Steiner skinned after his death. The work, titled “TIM,” sold for 150,000 euros. This isn’t a new concept, and draws origins from Japan. And while nobody is questing the artistry of Delvoye or tattoo …

Temporary Ink with TATTOOTATTAA

Clever, funny fake tattoos that will last just long enough to get a few laughs

The permanence of a bonafide tattoo isn’t for everyone, but when the weather heats up it’s hard to deny how fun it can be to express yourself with a little artwork on some bare skin. Tattly‘s serious rise in popularity over the years speaks to this common interest, and while it’s easy to love the brand’s artistic designs, there’s always room for more. Germany’s TATTOOTATTAA …

Cool Hunting Video: David Sena

A master tattoo artist who also "paints" with fire

Several years ago, we visited artist David Sena‘s studio to peep behind the curtain and find out about his unique process. Sena (who has given a few CH staff members tattoos in the past) creates large-scale artworks using an unusual method: the Cooper Union graduate “paints” almost exclusively using fireworks. The results are fantastic. The artist translates rough burn marks and leftover trails from smoke …