Tattooed Bottles: Tattoo Artist Inks Up 25 Scotch Whiskey Bottles

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Yes, these bottles are really tattooed! Tattooed bottles of scotch whiskey that tattoo artist Sebastien Mathieu inked up are awesome!

It went under the same process, received the same inks, each bottle labored with love (each took 20 hours to finish!), and we're sorry to say... They all sold out shortly after they were released... which is quite unfortunate & understandable!

tattooed bottles
tattooed bottles

The idea was brought to life by French Design studio, Button Button, as an unusual way to commemorate J&B's prestigious heritage.

tattooed by Sebastien Mathieu
tattooed by Sebastien Mathieu

HISTORY: J&B (Justerini & Brooks) were famous merchants of Wine & Spirits back in 19th century London and they were the minds behind this blended scotch whisky concoction. It was the same period when Tattoos were spread through out London, the trend coming from Royal Navy sailors who came back from distant travels with tattoos. The Tattoo craze finally reached Prince Bertie (later Edward VII), and was first tattooed in 1862 before it spread all over Great Britain & Europe.

tattooed bottle by Sebastien Mathieu
tattooed bottle by Sebastien Mathieu

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"As a celebration of its origin, we decided to tattoo 25 bottles for real," explains Button Button. "First thing, we fully covered bottles with latex skin, like the one used to practice tattoos, slim enough to respect bottle shape & strong enough to be hit many times with tattooing needles."

tattooed bottles by Sebastien Mathieu
tattooed bottles by Sebastien Mathieu

"We decided to use human skin color to strengthen the tattoo perception & create something intriguing..."

Sebastien Mathieu
Sebastien Mathieu

"Then we asked Sebastien Mathieu (a.k.a. Sphinx), owner of Le Sphinx, a private tattoo studio in Paris, to support us in this adventure. Excited by the challenge, he immediately accepted with only partial idea of how complex it would be. He actually spent around 20 hours to tattoo each bottle!" Says Button Button.

tattoos by Sebastien Mathieu
tattoos by Sebastien Mathieu

The 25 bottles were presented in equally intricate silkscreened wooden boxes. They were sold in Paris at Publicis Drugstore & L'eclaireur Rue Herold. They sold out within a week!

tattooed bottle by Sebastien Mathieu
tattooed bottle by Sebastien Mathieu

Ugh! The 25 owners of these bottles are lucky as f***!!! We surely hope they'll release another batch in the future.

tattooed bottle by Sebastien Mathieu
tattooed bottle by Sebastien Mathieu

These tattooed bottles did their old heritage proud and won several awards for having the best & most unique package design. Something that's never been done before!

Watch the video to witness the making of these badass tattooed bottles.

For more information, check them out on BEHANCE. :-)

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