Finally! A Skinbook Made Just For Rookie Tattoo Artists!

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Rookie Tattoo artists will be fun of this skinbook!

Bird linework tattoo
Bird linework tattoo
Fail tattoo
Fail tattoo
Omg, twilight fail tattoo
Omg, twilight fail tattoo

The human skin isn't exactly the best canvass in terms of correcting mistakes because unlike oil painting, both may be able to re-worked on but tattoos aren't made on canvasses that breathes, walks, talks and  will eventually regret a shitty tattoo he's gotten for a good price.

Skinbook
Skinbook

Tattoo Art Magazine teams up with the Brazilian advertising agency Lew’Lara TBWA to introduce us to "The Skin Book", the world's first practice sketchbook—complete with pages made with synthetic flesh for tattoo novices to practice on. Think of it as the equivalent of a traditional media artist's Moleskine sketch book; a drawing book for tattoo artists literally packed with skin. The guys of Tattoo Art Magazine are well-aware of the fact that sh-tty tattoos come from clueless people armed with a tattoo machine, with just as much practice as a sleepy sixth-grader chosen by his teacher to lead a class prayer.

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Skinbook in the process
Skinbook in the process

The Skin Book not only has synthetic flesh pages, but those very pages also feature imageries of body parts in them to try to replicate the feeling of tattooing the real thing. It sounds as if it's straight out of a Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie. But horror is far from the reasons why this book is made. (Anyone willing to write a fiction with me about shameless scratchers being turned into a skin book?) And yes, it's as cool as it looks.

The Skin Book
The Skin Book

Only prototypes of The Skin Book (as seen in the video) were developed as of now and whether the book will be made available to all or to selected tattoo apprentices. It hasn't been mass-produced yet so we don't know still.

The Skin Book in the process
The Skin Book in the process

Of course, owning one of these bad boys does not guarantee a career in tattooing. Improvement still lies within the artist's hand and The Skin Book will only act as a tool to help one familiarise himself with the process of tattooing.

The Skin Book in the process
The Skin Book in the process

Many aspiring tattoo artists can relate to the indecision to go ahead with tattooing, in fear of screwing things up. I can sympathise with the despair. The though is altogether too familiar. If you've read a good lot of my previous posts, you'll know how snarky I can get. But I am absolutely not cruel enough to bestow the fate of a terrible tattoo to most humans. That's awful, man. It's almost like cheating on your girlfriend with her mum.

Gabriel Guida
Gabriel Guida

With this special book, you don't have to rely on tattooing fruits or worse, pigs (since pig skin is said to be the closest to the feeling of genuine human skin). You can leave the poor pig alone now. The world may be a tad duller if sh-tty tattoos didn't exist, but it's about time that we moderate the amount of casualties.

The Skin Book
The Skin Book

Calling all you brilliant people of the Tattoo Art Magazine, if you need people who can test The Skin Book before you drop it in the markets, let us know! The author, in particular, would be more than willing to try out this genius little sketchbook . It has a potential to help many tattoo artists who actually care not just about themselves tattooing the world away, but also to their breathing canvasses who might be the victims of  scratcher first tries.

Watch the rest of the video below.

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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