Grafting Graffiti Style Onto Skin

Hyperallergic
Apr 23, 2013 5:35PM

Graffiti and tattoos seem like total opposities. One is ephemeral, lasting only until it’s painted over by the city or other writers, the other is forever, or at least unless you decide to rip the ink back out of your skin. Yet there’s been abundant crossover in the aesthetic style, but what’s more interesting is graffiti writers who have moved to tattooing as their main focus.

Image: Back piece by Mister Cartoon (photograph by Estevan Oriol)

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