Having worked in a tattoo shop before answering phones, cleaning tubes, making appointments, etc.. I was and still am fascinated by the sheer output each artist does in a single day. Lots of drawing, perfecting on the spot, redrawing, inking the idea on paper and then finally (once the design is approved) actually tattooing the finished product permanently onto the customer's skin. It's a process that people who don't have tattoos are in the dark about for the most part.
I met Jason Sturgill
via Instagram awhile ago and we have done several projects of personal interest together. I love his ideas and how he brings artists together in really amazing circumstances. I instantly fell in love with his project "Art is Forever
." I feel a connection with the idea of bringing tattoo artists, doodlers, and museums together to blur the line of art. Below is text directly from his site as well as a video
that explains way better than me just what this project means and how he was actually able to pull tattooers, artists, and the Portland Art Museum together to make this one of the most memorable projects I have seen in recent memory.