The 'Overlap Project' Brings Tattooists Together

The art of different tattoo artists comes together in this cool experimental project.

beccyrimmer6 months ago in Lifestyle

At the Naples Tattoo Convention in 2015, one single masterpiece was exhibited... 'The Overlap'. But, what was the Overlap Project all about?

Throughout the year, artists from all over the world were given different canvas limb to draw and paint on (an arm, a leg, or a torso). Once their tattoo pieces were designed, the body parts were put together to create mesmerising artworks in which art literally overlapped.

Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
Overlap Project, photo from Fabio Gargiulo's Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #fabiogargiulo
Overlap Project, photo from Fabio Gargiulo's Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #fabiogargiulo
Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
Overlap Project, photo from Fabio Gargiulo's Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #fabiogargiulo
Overlap Project, photo from Fabio Gargiulo's Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #fabiogargiulo

I think we all love bringing different tattoo artists and styles together... that's what we do as tattoo writers and event organisers. To see epic work from artists all over the globe come together to create something beautiful, sends a truly inspiring message.

Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
Overlap Project, photo from South Ink Tattoo Shop Instagram #overlapproject #art #painting #southinktattooshop #poster #panther #traditional
Overlap Project, photo from South Ink Tattoo Shop Instagram #overlapproject #art #painting #southinktattooshop #poster #panther #traditional

The Naples convention was hosting the Overlap Project showcase the 7th time - the exhibition has been travelling to different tattoo events for many years. Follow the hashtag #overlapproject to find out more.

Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
Art by Vladimiro Apollonio, Fabio Gargiulo, Alessandro Pellegrini #overlapproject #Fabio Gargiulo #VladimiroApollonio #art #bodysuit #alessandropellegrini (Photo: Instagram)
Art by Vladimiro Apollonio, Fabio Gargiulo, Alessandro Pellegrini #overlapproject #Fabio Gargiulo #VladimiroApollonio #art #bodysuit #alessandropellegrini (Photo: Instagram)
Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
The project literally brings artists together, photo from Peppe Zazzera, Instagram #overlapproject #peppezazzera #artists #tattooartists
The project literally brings artists together, photo from Peppe Zazzera, Instagram #overlapproject #peppezazzera #artists #tattooartists
Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
Bodysuit from Christophe Bonardi, Instagram #overlapproject #bodysuit #christophebonardi
Bodysuit from Christophe Bonardi, Instagram #overlapproject #bodysuit #christophebonardi
Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
New school leg tattoo design by Vincent Bloodline, photo from Instagram #overlapproject #vincentbloodline #newschool
New school leg tattoo design by Vincent Bloodline, photo from Instagram #overlapproject #vincentbloodline #newschool
Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
Overlap Project, photo from South Ink Tattoo Shop Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #southinktattooshop
Overlap Project, photo from South Ink Tattoo Shop Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #southinktattooshop
Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
Overlap Project, photo from Alex Pinna's Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #AlexPinna
Overlap Project, photo from Alex Pinna's Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #AlexPinna
Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
Overlap Project, photo from Fabio Gargiulo's Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #fabiogargiulo
Overlap Project, photo from Fabio Gargiulo's Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #fabiogargiulo
Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
Overlap Project blank canvases, photo from Fabio Gargiulo's Instagram #overlapproject #fabiogargiulo
Overlap Project blank canvases, photo from Fabio Gargiulo's Instagram #overlapproject #fabiogargiulo
Beccy RimmerFrom Tattoodo App
Overlap Project, photo from Fabio Gargiulo's Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #fabiogargiulo
Overlap Project, photo from Fabio Gargiulo's Instagram #overlapproject #art #bodysuit #painting #fabiogargiulo