Illma Gore: LA Tattoo Artist Will Etch Your Name On Her Body

by: Joseph On  Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Illma Gore

Tattoo artist Illma Gore is on a mission – a mission to cover her entire body with tattoos. Like most ambitious art projects, she can’t do it alone, and she wants your help. So she started a Kickstarter campaign to tattoo strangers’ names on her body in exchange for cash. And not even that much cash, either.

For just ten dollars, less than what you’re likely to spend on lunch today and tomorrow, you can get your name tattooed on Illma Gore’s leg. And it doesn’t even have to be your real name, as the artist herself opines on the Kickstarter page:

“There is something absurd & beautiful about having an accumulation of absolute strangers names draped over my pale goth skin, even if half of them are ‘Penis Butt.'”

Hard to argue with that. And perhaps the masterstroke of the whole endeavor is Gore’s promise to tattoo every person who pledges’ name on her body whether or not the project gets funded. That’s pretty much a guarantee that the project will get funded, especially with all the free publicity she’s getting, but it’s still a cool promise to make.

If you want in on this action, and I have to admit I’m feeling pretty tempted myself, you can head to Illma Gore’s Kickstarter page here.





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