Map Tattoos

18 Nov

I came across a photo of a map tattoo on the cover of an art magazine a couple weeks ago. Its sparked my interest because It was something I had not seen in body art before and it pointed to the unique and interesting aesthetic of maps in general; they sit in their own genre as a means to convey information, while also having the capacity to be a true work of art. These tattoos are a few examples of how the “map aesthetic” can become decorative. One is a map of China, the one I came across on the cover of the art magazine, and the other is a subway map.

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