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Artist Tattoos Inmates With DIY Ink Guns [Pics]

Artist Tattoos Inmates With DIY Ink Guns [Pics]
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Famed tattoo artist Scott Campbell created realistic watercolor paintings depicting home-made gadgets he built to use on inmates in Mexico City.

Emma Hutchings
  • 26 june 2013

Famed Louisiana-born tattoo artist Scott Campbell created a series of realistic ink wash paintings on paper depicting novel and improvised tools. Campbell built these DIY contraptions as part of a project to administer tattoos to inmates inside Mexico City prisons and document prison tattoo culture.

Artist Tattoos Inmates With DIY Ink Guns [Pics]

The series of watercolors capture the essence of the unique machines. The use of black ink with a definitively applied brush technique is unforgiving and requires focus as strokes can’t be changed or erased once painted.

Campbell unveiled the realistic paintings at a recent solo exhibition at OHWOW in Los Angeles titled “Things Get Better.”Click through to see the impressive series of makeshift ink guns:

Scott Campbell

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