Vietnamese tattoo artist Tery Do creates a complex bio-mechanical tattoo for his client, which covers one side of the client’s chest and extends down his arm. Tery Do starts the tattoo process by drawing a design freehand onto his client’s skin. Not only does he create the tattoo design directly on skin with markers; towards the end of the video he’s seen designing freehand with the tattoo machine. The video shows the tattoo design progressing over 35 hours of hard work and pain.
Tery Do’s design pulls back his client’s skin to reveal biological and mechanical elements within his client’s body. Unlike most biomechanical tattoos, this particular tattoo doesn’t just contain skin, bone, muscle and cogs, gears and mechanical parts. There are some parts of the tattoo design that could easily have come out of an alien’s body and other additions to the design such as ropes, which are unusual in biomechanical tattoos. Using these extra elements adds a lot to the design, however, without confusing the overall effect.
You can find out more about Tery Do on his Facebook page.