As time goes by, things evolve, including tattoos! One tattoo artist, Phil Berge, has found a way to create a moving piece of permanent art. Well, it’s not moving in the traditional sense, but comes to life with the help of multiple people.
According to Teen Vogue, Berge will draw a flip book of designs. He then enlists the help of multiple people in order to come up with a moving design. With each tattoo flip-book he created, Berge pieces the photographs of the designs together. On his Instagram page, you can see how his subtle designs can then be transformed into short videos.
During an interview with Bustle, Berge revealed that his moving creations take “one to three months” coming up with his ideas. He continued to state that he has “to find the right subject, draw the whole thing, find the client, do the tattoo, take a picture, edit the video on my computer and upload it to the net.”
In total, Berge can expect to design “8 tattoos to 28” to complete his desired animation. So far, on his Instagram page, he has created a design of Bart Simpson doing a backflip on his skateboard. The short animation took 19 people to complete the video. Berge also recreated the 1929 Walt Disney “The Skeleton Dance”. He enlisted the help of 28 people to complete the video.
When Berge comes up with an animation idea, he finds separate people who are interested in the individual design. Most of the time, the people with the matching tattoos do not know each other! Generally, he will post about his upcoming animations on his social media pages. Once he receives enough sign ups, the fun part can begin!
If you’re interested in being a part of his project, keep an eye out! You might just become a part of a larger video series.
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