Tattoo Grand Rapids

While in Grand Rapids for the summer of 2012, I thought it would be a swell idea to ‘Tattoo’ the city.

Having the inspiration of Magnum Tattooing right at my doorstep, I coordinated some tattoo artist friends and we hit the streets a few nights to tattoo the sidewalks with chalk-paint and sweat. The designs I came up with tended to take a classic Sailor Jerry-style tattoo and insert a bit of Grand Rapids in it. Like so:

We also had a couple tributes to Madcap Coffee and Schuler Books, respectively, designed by Stacey Buck:

Met a lot of homeless people. One of them collapsed on top of me while I was filling in color.