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The Two Dollar Tattoo Project "All artists participating will be expected to create unique works of tattoo art executed with only a single needle...The size of the final product will be expected to fill the space of a 'toonie', a Canadian two-dollar coin..." posted by The Straightener (17 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Tattoonie.
posted by gman at 8:00 AM on March 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


Considering how tattoo enthusiasts tend to revel in excess, I think this is a really interesting experiment in restraint and will result in more good, creative ideas (and tattoos) than bad.
posted by hermitosis at 8:02 AM on March 24, 2010


consider me shocked that half the tattoos are star wars related.
posted by shmegegge at 8:06 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm wondering how well these tattoos hold up. Wouldn't smaller images be more likely to be illegible once they age and blur?

Still, the final products are really clever and (dare I say it?) cute.
posted by piratebowling at 8:13 AM on March 24, 2010


I got my first tattoo back in November, and it's amazing how addicting it is. I'm holding off with restraint before I decide what to get for my second, but I get the itch every couple of weeks to just go get something random.
posted by mrbill at 8:15 AM on March 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


Heh. The Baby Cthulhu is adorable!
posted by Greg Nog at 8:22 AM on March 24, 2010


I'm not that into tattoos, but there's some darned cute stuff in there. It almost makes me want to get tatted up.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:28 AM on March 24, 2010


Tattoonie.

consider me shocked that half the tattoos are star wars related.

Tatooine.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:32 AM on March 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


I really like the skull on the hand. Very clever. No more lame eyes and lips drawn on with a sharpie for that guy. Senor Wences would be proud.
posted by onhazier at 8:37 AM on March 24, 2010


These are way more cute then they have any right to be.
posted by The Whelk at 8:49 AM on March 24, 2010


executed with only a single needle

OWIE OWIE OWIE
posted by louche mustachio at 9:25 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've been living here for nearly three years and I'm still not convinced that this "Loonie" and "Toonie" business isn't some elaborate trick to make me sound stupid, should I eventually cave and stop referring to them as the "dollar coin" and "two-dollar coin," respectively. These people have a history of such things.
posted by wreckingball at 9:46 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


What kind of person would allow themselves to be used as the canvas for a competition like this?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:05 AM on March 24, 2010


What kind of person would allow themselves to be used as the canvas for a competition like this?

The kind of person who'd like a neat little tattoo. I'd consider participating.
posted by Doublewhiskeycokenoice at 10:06 AM on March 24, 2010


I'm still not convinced that this "Loonie" and "Toonie" business isn't some elaborate trick to make me sound stupid

Well, you're half-right. It's not all that elaborate.

These are neat!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:15 AM on March 24, 2010


All those circular tattoos of a Star Wars nature and not ONE Imperial Emblem?

FAIL
posted by grubi at 10:20 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Just what the world needs! More goddamn gimmicky tattoos.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 10:53 AM on March 24, 2010


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