Experiments in body art: Crowdsourcing a tattoo (from New Scientist)
On paper it sounded amazing. A willing volunteer put herself in the hands of complete strangers who would design and vote on a tattoo to adorn the skin covering the left side of her rib cage. And all in the name of science and art…sort of.
The idea came from the volunteer herself: Caisa Ederyd, who works for Don’t Panic magazine decided that she wanted to crowdsource her first tattoo. She wanted to go for something anatomical, and the Wellcome Collection provided sponsorship as part of their Skin exhibition.
… but it didn’t exactly work in practice ….