Tattoos and the culture that surrounds it, has sparked a billion-dollar industry that runs more than skin deep. But even more impressive than the financial numbers themselves is the art and the communities it has positively influenced. With each unique tattoo, is a piece of art indicative of someone’s values or beliefs, and often times they also represent milestones in someone’s life. But as the art and culture continues to grow, so has the unique ways it has inspired other forms of creativity and industry growth. From t-shirt designs, housewares, to custom car wraps, tattoos have inspired a wave of creativity that ceases to amaze and this example by Punctured Artefact is no different.
A close up look at the process.
The artisans over at Punctured Artefact in the UK have created these unique art pieces which substitutes a live canvas for leather, and the process is one which is both tedious and time consuming. As chronicled on their site, the process involves hand-picking a piece of leather, dying it the appropriate shade, and then tattooing the leather with their own original designs. From there, the leather is worked using special techniques to help bring out the fine line work and the end result is stunning. Needless to say, we were impressed with their artistic vision, and the launch of their limited edition pieces are sure to awe and inspire. Be sure to check out their official site by visiting them at Punctured Artefact.