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20 November 2015, 11:36
A tattoo for free? Seems legit!
"Oh look, there's a hole in the wall over there with the words 'FREE TATTOO' scrawled across it... Let's go!"
Last week, a bunch of brave souls turned up at a New York Gallery so that *someone* could ink them with a completely random design. WHAT?! We're literally sweating just thinking about the whole situation.
But thankfully for them, it wasn't just any tattoo artist. It was New York based tattooist to the stars, Scott Campbell. On November 12, Campbell began his 4 day project, 'Whole Glory'. Lucky winners were selected from a lottery, and they would receive a free tattoo of the artist's choice. No communication. No sneak peeks. We've got way too many trust issues to even THINK about doing something like that, but the public seemed to be into it.
I’ve had lots of people come to me and say, “Do what you want, I totally trust you,” but as a tattoo artist, you never have absolute freedom in what you create.Scott Campbell to The New York Times
The tattoos were not small and they would have cost a LOT OF MONEY if you had actually payed for them IRL. (Scott usually charges upwards of $1000 dollars for his artwork.) Here are some of the most jawdropping results: