People all over the world are going bananas. Tattooing bananas, that is.
Banana Ink is a company that offer the general public the chance to see what it feels like to use a tattoo machine.
Ran by Polish tattoo enthusiast Sasky, the project has been visiting conventions and events since 2010.
At the dedicated stall, you are shown step-by-step how to tattoo on a banana using a professional machine. “I explain to people how a tattoo machine operates,” Sasky tells Inkluded.
“We talk about all the hygiene rules and educate the general public about what it takes to create a tattoo following all of the correct procedures. Tattooing is difficult work, and this project aims to give people a better understanding of what is involved.”
All ages are welcome and the youngest to try their hand at Banana Ink was a 2.5 year old. “No matter what culture you come from you can get involved, whether you are a tattoo artist or just someone seeking inspiration.” says Sasky.
It all started in 2010 I started at 2010 at Kraków’s TattooFest. Five years on, Sasky has done 25 conventions so far this year, with more to come.
I ask one final important question – why bananas?
“Bananas have a big skin, they are tasty and there is no juice… almost everyone can eat banana.”