On July 16, 2021, a roughly 60-second video was posted on social media featuring a São Paulo-based tattoo artist who said people often believed his ability to replicate shadow and light in 2-dimensional tattoos, making them appear 3-dimensional, was inauthentic. The video was created by 60 Second Docs Translated from Portuguese into English via subtitles, this narration was provided by Duda Lozano.
A lot of people believe that it is fake or has been manipulated. This is a good sign that you are on a right path. […] I do embroidery tattoos. I’ve searched for a unique style that would make me stand out from other tattoo artists for a while. Three years ago, I was inspired to do the patch tattoo. It is important to understand shadow and light.
The video shows multiple instances where hands touched or rubbed the tattoos to prove that they were flat and not textured as actual embroidered patches.
To find out more, we looked at the work of the artist. Instagram And Facebook Pages, where he posted many images and videos of “embroidery” tattoos over several months.
In one video He was probably tagged in a photo that showed his work being stretched across someone’s skin while it was rubbed. It was evident that the tattoos did not have the depth to make them 3D. In another clip, He was shown how to create an “embroidery” tattoo using a standard tattoo machine.
Snopes also found profiles in INKED, a magazine that highlights trends in the industry, and My Modern Met which highlighted Lozano’s pieces — evidence that, again, confirmed the realness and credibility of his art. The latter publication — which aims to promote “visually stunning images” across a variety of platforms, such as photography and science, according to its bio — stated:
Just like a real embroidered patch, Lozano’s pop culture-inspired work has thread lines that mimic the satin stitch Also, the binding prevents the edges fraying. […]
He was familiar with embroidery shirts and logos before he started his tattooing career. Lozano saw this as a possibility for tattooing so he got inked. Garfield patch design As an experiment. “The same day I improved the technique by making the Courage the Cowardly Dog [tattoo].” He hasn’t stopped since.
Lozano shared his secrets for creating optical illusions. We reached out to him. This page will be updated if we hear from Lozano.
However, there was no evidence that Lozano or digital manipulation was used to apply to any other type of tattooing such as neo-realism Or traditional line work. (His social media pages show that he could also do these styles.
These reasons and the evidence above prove that “embroidery” tattoos are genuine body modifications that look like 3-dimensionally stitched patches, but are flat on the skin like all other tattoos.
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