Gallery: Goof Vermeulen Builds Prison Tattoo Machines from Found Object...

 
Human beings are incredibly resourceful creatures. Give us enough time and supplies, and we can fashion just about anything. Robots out of paper? Sure. Cameras from old SPAM cans? You bet. Dutch artist Goof Vermeulen takes the DIY spirit to the realm of body modification with his tattoo machines that are made out of found objects. Amazingly resourceful, he creates working models that mimic jailhouse contraptions. Embellishments reflect the psychological preoccupations of prisoners, exploring themes of lust, death, religion, suffering, and ingenuity.

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