Washable Tattoo

Hendrik-Jan Grievink
July 14th 2010

So we know now that we can embed the traces of our every day lives in our clothes. Well, some might find this strategy unsatisfying and would like to embed the traces of their clothes in their everyday lives – let’s say: their body. One might wonder what this guy was thinking when he opted for this tattoo: either he was very drunk, or he had some post-modern thoughts about the objectification of the body. We can only guess how this guy observes his own: as a precious type of cloth, to be handled with care, or as a disposable piece of confection, stitched together in some sweatshop in Asia? But maybe we – as next nature explorers – should see this as a radical McLuhanesque fashion statement about how all technology, clothing included,  is in the end just an extension of the body?

Via Loupiote.com
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Koert van Mensvoort
Posted 07/10/2010 – 07:36

Dear Tristan, Thanks for your comment. I hope you've noted your authorship has been credited in the text underneath the post. We sometimes re-size or crop images in order to have them look better on the page. If you want us to remove the image from the website, please let us know explicitly and we will do this. Thanks and apologies if you were offended by the appropriation of your image.

Posted 07/10/2010 – 06:00

you are not allowed to post a copy of my copyrighted photo with the copyright watermarked cropped-out. this is called "copyright infringement". when you repost photos, respect the work of the photographer and do not crop-off their copyright marking.
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Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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