Are tattooed animals the next big thing? Wim Delvoye might answer, "Yes!" Wim is a Belgian artist who tattoos pigs, and even launched a whole farm dedicated to the cause.
Specifically, in 2005, Wim launched the Art Farm Pigs Growth Fund which includes three resident tattooists dedicated to the art of pig tattoos.
In an interview with Vice Magazine, Wim noted, "I started tattooing pig hides, which I'd get from the slaughterhouses, in 1994. It was only in 1997 that I started to work on live sedated pigs. I tattoo pigs because they grow fast and they are so much better to tattoo than fish. I tattoo them when they are young and I like the way the artwork stretches and distorts over time. Essentially, we invest in small tattoos and we harvest large paintings."
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Are Animal Tattoos The Next Big Thing?
1. Animal Tattoos - There is a growing interest in tattooing animals, creating opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs in the animal care industry.
2. Art Farm - The concept of dedicated farms for artistic purposes, such as tattooing animals, opens up new possibilities for agricultural innovation and tourism.
3. Tattooed Livestock - The trend of tattooing live animals, like pigs, has the potential to disrupt the animal farming industry and create unique marketing opportunities for farmers.
1. Artists - Artists specializing in animal tattoos can find a niche market for their unique skill set.
2. Animal Care - The animal care industry can explore new services and products related to tattooing and caring for tattooed animals.
3. Agriculture - Agricultural businesses can consider investing in novel farming practices such as art farms and the tattooing of livestock.