Posted by: Kate
This is the post that will lose us our vegan and vegetarian readership. Part of learning to tattoo is actually doing it, and we have to resort to tried and trusted methods: we are going to be practicing on pig skin, as it is the closest thing to human skin.
When we were offered some pig skin by a guy-who-knows-a-guy, we were kind of expecting cute little pink squares of ham-scented skin. Instead, we were given a garbage bag full of a crumpled, deflated pig, from snout to tail. But we're not looking a gift pig-sack in the mouth. We're very grateful to have it, because after doing some research, I found out that it is in fact very difficult to obtain human skin. And Dave's terrible at the tuck.
We set to work carving up sheets and stacking them in the freezer. Dave is already planning to tattoo the map to dry land from Waterworld, and I am going to do the scalp treasure map from Cutthroat Island. After mastering maps we'll branch out into other more marketable genres.
Here is the finished product ready to be frozen. Don't mind the lotion, I forgot to put it away in the basket.