Some cool Love Tattoos photos:

Hand Tattoo Portrait of daughter
Love Tattoos

Image by Mez Love

Love Tattoos

Image by milkmit
‘Man Down / …and Counting’

An updated project of mine (old version right here new a single to launch quickly) was element of a show that opened earlier tonight (March 9th, 2010) at the EFA project space here in NYC.

The highlight of the show: Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal’s 24-hour reside tattoo functionality:

&quotWafaa Bilal’s brother Haji was killed by a missile at a checkpoint in their hometown of Kufa, Iraq in 2004. As an Iraqi-American, Bilal feels the pain of each American and Iraqi households who have lost loved ones in the war, but feels the deaths of Iraqis like his brother are largely invisible to the American public.

‘…and Counting’ addresses this double regular as Bilal turns his own body — in a 24-hour reside efficiency — into a canvas, his back tattooed with a borderless map of Iraq covered with 1 dot for each Iraqi and American casualty close to the cities exactly where they fell. The five,000 dead American soldiers are represented by red dots (permanent visible ink), and the one hundred,000 Iraqi casualties are represented by dots of green UV ink, seemingly invisible unless beneath black light. The names of the dead will be read for the duration of the performance.&quot