Phil Hansen's 'Tattoo a Banana' Book Offers Offbeat Approaches to Art

By: Amanda Greer - Published: Aug 6, 2013 • References: philinthewhaaat and fancy
Phil Hansen's clever banana tattoos first caught people's attention in 2012, when he released a series of photographs showing some truly realistic art printed directly onto banana skins. His new book, titled 'Tattoo a Banana,' implores his fans to do the same.

Tattoo a Banana not only teaches art lovers how to make their very own banana tattoos, which can then be applied onto their favorite yellow fruits, but also offers directions on a ton of alternative art projects. Hansen is all about coming up with brand new, exciting designs with which to shock the art world. Through his book, he encourages budding artists to follow in his footsteps, helping to ensure that art never becomes formulaic or predictable. For that reason, Tattoo a Banana is probably one of the most original and exciting DIY art manuals of the past decade.