Illustrator. Photographer. Random thinker. Um rato de praia.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Continuing my Asia Tripping Summer '06, I was walking around Beijing where I came up to this most unusual sight. A tattoo artist was working on a live pig at an organic art center. Artists at the Art Farm tattoo anesthetized pigs to create works which are expected to be displayed in galleries once the pigs eventually die. The pigs, which are tattooed with designs ranging from the Nine Inch Nails logo to Russian prison tattoos, are expected to live a longer than normal life since their increased value protects them from being killed for food. Coincidentally, this was playing in the art center.