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A man called Jason Niebling wanst to be a human advertising. The company that pays him the most, will be allowed to tattoo their advertising on his face.
The 35-year-old Australian from Brisbane has already decorated the left side of the face of non-commercial tattoos, but the right side is now for sale.
"If someone pays enough money, they get the right side of my face, which of course would be the ultimate advertising," says Jason Niebling to News.com.au.
He becomes the first Australian ever, allowing companies to create a permanent advertising on the body. Jason Niebling is indifferent to whether people think he is an idiot, as long as the tattoos provide enough money to support his wife and four children.
"I began to think about that life was becoming harder and. I could care for both my love of art and support my family.
Archaeologist believe that the first settlers in Japan, the Ainu people, were tattooed in the face. In Japanese sepulchres, Haniwai has been found, small clay figures with face tattoos, presumably aimed for social rank and to keep evil spirits away. Later face tattoos were used to punish criminals.
Basic forms of body scratching are found in all indigenous cultures. Brands, which expresses a symbolic link between the individual and the cultural community and, therefore, often involving the name. Maybe the names, as Karl Young says in his essay on tagging, played an important role in the development of the language. "Tattoos was probably one of the earliest forms of visual poetry and the body the original basis for the book."
The girl from CherryVegas Flickr series Tokyo Streets is a living graffiti wall. Her face is painted with the old Japanese text, linked to her family and their names. A female counterpart to the Chinese bodyartperfomer Zhang Huans script ritual. The whole face is complete aesthetic composed: it all at once blurred and distinct calligraphy works with the graphics, asymmetric hair, the artificial, crooked placed eyebrows and the ink around the mouth. It shows the tension between the blurred and the permanent, between volatility and a sense of belonging to the Japanese tradition.
Many writers have used the tattoo as a metaphor for the relationship between something that at the same time is permanent and blurred. This duality is the landscape of graffiti artists.