These People Got Mystery Tattoos They Couldn't See Until They Were Finished

Would you have agreed to do this?

Tattoo artist Scott Campbell has inked many celebrities, such as Marc Jacobs, Heath Ledger, and Orlando Bloom.


But his latest project "Whole Glory" is even more impressive.

For four days, Campbell offered his services to total strangers for free. Yup, random people signed up to get inked by a celebrity tattoo artist for a total of $0.

Naturally, there was a catch.

Participants, who were chosen via an in-person lottery, couldn't pick the tattoo they got. In fact, they couldn't even see it until it was completely finished.

Instead, they stuck their arm through a hole in a graffitied picket fence set up at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Then, Campbell went to work.

Each tattoo took about an hour, and was about the size of the palm of your hand.

And Campbell knew absolutely nothing about the people he was tattooing beforehand.

Here's one woman unveiling her mystery ink:

"I've had lots of people come to me and say, 'Do what you want, I totally trust you,' but as a tattoo artist, you never have absolute freedom in what you create," Campbell told The New York Times. "Your canvas always has an opinion on what is going on them, which is great because sometimes you get inspired by the person, and the piece becomes a reaction to them. But it can also be a hindrance, because with any medium, it's always purer if you are unaware of the audience."

"I'll do it again, for sure," Campbell told New York Times magazine. "I'm opening a studio in L.A. in the springtime, so maybe that will be the kickoff. Who knows, maybe it'll just be a hole! Maybe my studio will just be a hole."

Well, it'd certainly be one of a kind.  

(H/T: Buzzfeed


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