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Design Her Tattoo!

Love geeky tattoos but too scared to go under the gun yourself? Here’s your chance to design a geeky tattoo for someone else to get! The Wellcome Collection (in association with Don’t Panic) is holding a tattoo competition. They write:

We’re looking for a design to celebrate the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Skin’ exhibition, a show that invites the viewer to re-evaluate the largest and probably most overlooked human organ. One of the aspects we are interested in is looking at peeling back the layers of skin to discover what’s beneath – let your imagination run wild with the anatomical workings of your body. Organs, dissections, skeletons, guts, nerves bundles, veins – get your thinking caps on to illustrate what’s beneath our skin and display the internal on the external.

The winner of the competition will see their tattoo end up on the ribs of the lovely Caisa Ederyd above. She does have some input on what she wants: “I’d like it to have something to do with body organs such as hearts, lungs, guts and blood. This is because I think the inside of the body is interesting, beautiful and, sadly, because my dad died from a heart condition a few years ago.” In addition to knowing your art is on someone else’s body, you’ll also get a free year of membership to the Wellcome Collection Club.

But hurry, the competition closes on June 25th! For more details, and to submit entries, visit

This just in: As well as the pride of knowing your design is tattooed on a stranger’s body, the winner will also get £100 cash, a free tattoo by a top London tattoo artist (studio will be Good Times), their artwork on 60K posters, and win a year’s free membership of the Wellcome Collection Club.

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