Whereas persons are staying inside through the coronavirus pandemic, they’ve picked up new hobbies and binge-watched via television reveals and flicks on streaming providers however others are taking this time to ink themselves up with new tattoos.
Tattoo artists are at the moment unable to work however East London artist Chris Woodhead is taking this time to tattoo himself each single day to proceed creating his expertise.
In an interview with CNN earlier this month, Woodhead says he’s been tattooing himself each day since quarantine began and has no intentions of stopping.
“The thought of tattooing myself each day via the isolation took place in a method fairly naturally,” Woodhead advised CNN. “I assumed it will be a great way of implementing some construction into my day, now that I can’t tattoo from the studio.”
At the moment, he’s on tattoo quantity 70 and has been posting proof of his new artwork items.
Like many artists, Woodhead began off tattooing himself whereas entering into the trade. He did round 100 tattoos on himself earlier than even touching one other individual’s pores and skin.
As a closely tattooed individual, he tells CNN he’s estimating he solely has till a while in June earlier than working out of readily-available area to place extra ink on his physique.
At the moment, he says he plans on drawing designs to suit the small areas between already current items and should overlap into some.
“It’s positively helped me get via the limitless day-to-day. It’s actually boring being caught at house, and with out that inventive course of I’d be fairly misplaced,” Woodhead stated. “Additionally, I’ve been in a position to play with totally different strategies that I’d probably not be capable of attempt on different folks, so I’m progressing my ability, which is very nice.”
Whereas this time is presenting him with a possibility to develop expertise doing small items, he strongly urges anybody who isn’t an expert tattoo artist to not do what he’s doing.
Spending his time doing this has been a useful distraction from the world however Woodhead closes his interview with CNN saying the artform means extra to him than being simply one other job or exercise to waste time doing.
“Tattooing isn’t a passion to me or another tattoo artist. It’s an enormous a part of me. The human physique is an unimaginable canvas to mess around with, and there’s limitless area.”
You possibly can comply with Chris Woodhead’s Instagram web page here to see what his subsequent each day tattoo items are.
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