I don’t understand tattoos. I really do not understand designer tattoos. What are we trying to remember?
Designer Yu-Chiao Wang has come up with the idea of a Sun Tattoo. It is actually a ‘wearable’ cloth stencil – a robe, with a specific pattern. It requires staying long enough in the sun or having a good use of UV rays to leave on the skin a beautiful tattoo. The stencil covers only a part of your body allowing sun to hit certain areas.
Why do we need to modify our bodies?
Do we like teaching the skin to remember?
Do we prefer inflicting pain as the body is surgically modified?
What is the point of changing the who of how we were born and the what of who we hope to be — even if only for an impermanent moment?