Extinked: tattoos of endangered species
December 3, 2009 4:53 PM Subscribe
Getting something permanently inked upon your body is not to be taken lightly, especially if it is a rare type of fungus.
posted by jonesor (32 comments total)
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A bunch of conservation charities (the Marine Conservation Society
, and The People's Trust for Endangered Species
) have collaborated with a Manchester arts collective, Ultimate Holding Company
, and some tattoo artists
to carry out what they call a "social experiment".
In the UHC art gallery there are 100 ink illustrations of endangered species displayed, each of which is listed as a priority on the UK's Biodiversity Action Plan
. One-hundred volunteers are asked to choose one for permanent display on their skin to raise awareness of conservation issues.
UHC say, "the result of this unique exhibition is an army of ambassadors for threatened and rare birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, plants and fungi."
Personally I'd have gone for the Brown hare
, or maybe the scarlet malachite beetle
The species list