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    The Brutal Black Project

    So, you've seen it all when it comes to body art and fashion...tattoos being the most popular trend. All and every Celeb, sports person's and followers of the masses have indulged...big business too.

    Then we have those that take the trend to another level, like eyeball tattoos, that being the whites of the eyes...

    Underskin insertions creating lumps and bumps...hell, anything goes these days...

    Well, I reckon below has taken this body modification to a whole other level...this is tattooing like none other and it has little to do with the finished form...everything to do with the process...

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    The Brutal Black Project is a new tattoo craze putting pain over aesthetics.

    THERE is a new tattoo craze that prioritises pain over aesthetics, with many clients having their body covered in thick, black lines that are carved into their skin like wood. WARNING: Graphic.

    TATTOOISTS are usually very mindful of their client’s pain threshold and try to make the process as smooth and trouble-free as possible.

    This is why the “Brutal Black Project” is so puzzling.

    The collaborative project from tattoo artists Valerio Cancellier, Cammy Stewart, and Phillip 3Kreuze is unique in the sense it prioritises pain over aesthetics.

    Even though tattooing is still at the core of the project, you won’t see clients getting a graceful portrait inked on their forearm, rather their body and faces are covered with thick black lines.

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    The artists draw like they are carving wood

    And while most tattoo artist are happy to cater for breaks when needed, the Brutal Black collective is known for being one of the most brutal experiences someone can experience.

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    The collective views the process as a ritual

    With the artists aggressively tattooing long, thick, heavy-handed lines, it’s not uncommon to see clients having their body restrained as they try to escape the needle’s unrelenting penetrations.

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    The collective say the only two reasons they will stop is if the client is puking or crying, otherwise they are in it for the long haul.

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    The art is a way of insulting those who believe tattooing should only be certain styles.

    So why would anyone want to endure horrible pain for a tattoo that doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing?
    According to Mr Stewert, it’s all about mind over matter and a badge of honour.

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    The style is described as large scale, fast, chaotic work.

    “The project is not always about the outcome, it’s about the process. Taking things back to the primitive, the rite of passage. Pushing the limits of your inner self,” he told Vice.

    “How much do you want something? Can you see it through to the end? The marks left from the tattoo are only a reminder of what you learned about yourself during the process.”

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    The artists believe the tattoo is a representation of the experience itself.



    Yikes...
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    Re: The Brutal Black Project

    That tatoo'ing has been around since the early stages of human time is not a revelation.

    The revelation is the transit of an exceptional practice for the fat part of human history into a more or less mainstream practice in the past decade or so. While the practice of mutilating skin to render designs is in a lesser category of human body mutilation when compared to practices like circumcision and female genital mutilation; and on the exceptional side of skin care (I'm being half-facetious here) when compared to the norm of applying hydrating formulas ... it has now become a gateway to abuse, both self-abuse and the exploitation of those too young or too fragile to resist conditioning.

    The general practice has gone from aberration to norm via the entertainment vehicles of arts, music, and sport ... and this has created space on the abandoned extreme wing for new aberrations. From the beauty of a tame rose tattoo to the wild beast of masochism, that sorta thing.

    We all know who controls the arts, the music, and the sport; so it's just a small bunny hop to the Protocols ... and a demarcation between the culture that wants to subvert other cultures, and the other cultures.


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    Re: The Brutal Black Project

    Sure, tattooing goes back millennia, and for all kinds of reasons.

    Mostly though, it had cultural significance. Also a way of proving Manhood, going from boy to Man undergoing tremendous pain proving one had courage along with attached cultural significance.

    Throughout history it was also used as a mark, beit slave ownership, prisoner ID or similar.

    In recent years, say when I was a child. Men who had tattoos were usually old sailor's or war veterans, like my Grandad who had his company inked on his arm, as did all his company. Also could be used as ID to trace back to the collective origins. e.g Country and company.

    When I was a teenager, those not in above description were usually bikers and or rebels with their ID, chapter and anti establishment imagery.

    These days, it's often nothing more than a fashion accessory, with an element of narcissism being a sheep following the flock and with little to no underlying significance. Musicians, and particularly sportsman have made them acceptable and the young have copied their hero's.

    The OP style (Brutal Black Project) is not considered a fashion, or art, nor is it cultural. It, as explained, is more considered 'a badge of honour'...

    The style is described as large scale, fast, chaotic work.

    “The project is not always about the outcome, it’s about the process. Taking things back to the primitive, the rite of passage. Pushing the limits of your inner self,”

    “How much do you want something? Can you see it through to the end? The marks left from the tattoo are only a reminder of what you learned about yourself during the process.”

    As I said in my OP...yikes...
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