Pixels, Fibers, Fibroblasts
Not a tattoo person myself but I have to admit that I felt almost proud when I stumbled upon a photograph of a logo I had designed for a music band (İllet) applied as a tattoo. (Yes, I asked: this a permanent one.)
Graphic designers are used to leave their marks on thousands of sheets of paper and on millions of screens – to see your work embedded in the skin of one person though, it feels totally different. I mean, how cool an application is this for a logo:
Tattooing involves the placement of pigment into the skin’s dermis, the layer of dermal tissue underlying the epidermis. After initial injection, pigment is dispersed throughout a homogenized damaged layer down through the epidermis and upper dermis, in both of which the presence of foreign material activates the immune system‘s phagocytes to engulf the pigment particles. As healing proceeds, the damaged epidermis flakes away (eliminating surface pigment) while deeper in the skin granulation tissue forms, which is later converted to connective tissue by collagen growth. This mends the upper dermis, where pigment remains trapped within fibroblasts, ultimately concentrating in a layer just below the dermis/epidermis boundary. (Wikipedia)
Here’s another one, from one of the band members.
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