Washable Tattoo

So we know now that we can embed the traces of our every day lives in our clothes. Well, some might find this strategy unsatisfying and would like to embed the traces of their clothes in their everyday lives – let’s say: their body. One might wonder what this guy was thinking when he opted for this tattoo: either he was very drunk, or he had some post-modern thoughts about the objectification of the body. We can only guess how this guy observes his own: as a precious type of cloth, to be handled with care, or as a disposable piece of confection, stitched together in some sweatshop in Asia? But maybe we – as next nature explorers – should see this as a radical McLuhanesque fashion statement about how all technology, clothing included,  is in the end just an extension of the body?

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