Zeph Fishlyn
make a new story
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Intuitive Temporary Tattoos

Intuitive Temporary Tattoos

At a fundraising party for a queer feminist art residency outside of Berlin, I invited attendees to sit down with me for an intuitive temporary tattoo session. Over the course of four hours, I blindfolded each volunteer and had them tell me a story while I listened and drew on an offered body part with washable markers. This process highlighted the most enjoyable aspects of tattooing for me—the temporary intimacy, the story sharing, and the alchemy of translating stories to images—while removing the more high-stakes aspects—the blood borne pathogens and the permanence. September 2016