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Do tattoos qualify as animation?

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Do tattoos qualify as animation?

Postby Greg B » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:13 pm

I'm visiting a friend of mine who is one of the country's top tattoo artists. I was looking at his designs and recalled so many tattoos I've seen that aren't really static as they move, give the illusion of movement when the person flexes a muscle or moves around.

Some tattoos really come to life when the person moves and I realized that some tattoos do indeed give the illusion of something animated.

If that is acceptable then we could say that some tattoos are animation and some tattoo artists are animators?
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Re: Do tattoos qualify as animation?

Postby marius » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:34 pm

Would that same tattoo art, say on canvas, be considered an animation, and would the painter be considered an animator as well?
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Re: Do tattoos qualify as animation?

Postby Charles » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:09 pm

Check this out Greg. You'll get an idea about the state of contemporary tattoo art...

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Re: Do tattoos qualify as animation?

Postby Charles » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:34 pm

Here's a couple of versions of animated tattoos...



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Re: Do tattoos qualify as animation?

Postby SNAKEBITE » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:12 pm

Brilliant use of QR code...too bad there wasn't more focus on the quality of the design. But I'm so aping that.
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Re: Do tattoos qualify as animation?

Postby Greg B » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:10 am

Excellent! Then we can say that tattooing can be animation depending on the design.
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Re: Do tattoos qualify as animation?

Postby Greg B » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:12 am

Oh, here's my pal's tattoo parlor. It's the oldest in America and these fellas kick major butt.

http://www.tattooemporiums.com

Snakebite, I showed them some of your art and a video interview you did for PetraGalleries. They found it a great video and like your art.
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Re: Do tattoos qualify as animation?

Postby SNAKEBITE » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:41 pm

Cool. thanks for passing on the good word!
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