In addition to conventional artwork, digital painting and 3D modelling, The Artist has also accepted commissions to design some cool tattoos ~ which he calls ‘dermagraphics’. He finds it most rewarding when someone likes his work enough to have it indelibly inked upon their body ~ a most exquisite canvas. (I’d never thought of it like that, until he said it.)
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This cyber/cyborg tattoo had to be very carefully worked out, so that the precise detail remained true, when it was rendered on the inside of the client’s arm. Martin watched the tattooing process ~ his vision taking shape, exactly as he planned. As a result of his thorough research and attention to detail, the piston at the top centre of the design actually moves up and down, as the arm is flexed. Amazing!
Ironically, having observed how much pain his clients have to suffer for his art, The Artist has no desire to get inked himself!