500 Tattoos of 500 Drawings of One Cup


Eric Sweet’s original project, “500 Drawings of One Cup”, tackled issues of originality and appropriation by tracing the ceramic vessels featured in the book “500 Cups”. With “500 Tattoos”, Catherine Armbrust continues her late husband’s project, encouraging 500 participants to appropriate the drawings by tattooing the designs onto their bodies. In this way, Armbrust boosts his legacy by establishing a new audience–a community bound by Sweet’s project.

To see the gallery of images available and sign up to get a tattoo, please visit the Facebook community page at http://www.facebook.com/500tattoos  

Sign up for the design you want by commenting on the image, then get your tattoo and post the results in a timely manner. (Or you could lose your place in line. First come, first served, folks!)

For info on Sweet’s original project, please visit theericsweet.wordpress.com