ITALIAN TATTOO CIRCUS

An Italian Tattoo Circus • A Call for Solidarity 7 December 2017
Since the first Tattoo circus, which was held in Rome in 2017, in solidarity to detainees and their families, thousands of people have participated in several Tattoo circuses worldwide. A Tattoo Circus is a DIY-organised festival focusing on various social injustices, and the idea behind this kind of solidarity event is to promote self-expression and political engagement. Tattoo Circus creates a space where tattoo culture and the fight against social injustice will come together.

An Italian Tattoo Circus • A Call for Solidarity 7 December 2017

Last year in Pontedera (a town placed in Tuscany, between Florence and Pisa), the first Vegan Tattoo circus took place (the first one in Italy and, as far as we know, in Europe as well). During a Vegan Tattoo Circus, several vegan tattoo artists provide their time, experience, creativity and as much ink as possible in order to support the Animal Liberation struggles and to become a part of it. The principle of the Vegan Tattoo Circus (like other Tattoo Circus) is that nobody earns anything from the event—neither the tattooists nor the piercers, and other participants will work for their own profit, and it takes place in a noncompetitive, non-commercial and non-elitary atmosphere.

An Italian Tattoo Circus • A Call for Solidarity 7 December 2017

Last weekend we had the second edition of the Vegan Tattoo Circus in Pontedera and it was amazing to meet so many people (sometimes in their seventies) receiving their first tattoos to raise money for Animal Sanctuary and raise awareness about Animal oppression. This is, of course, a special place for my artivism and for Project X, and in fact, in few ours, about sixty people got tattooed with one, ten, 40 or more Xs. Please enjoy some photos of the event and feel free to contact me if you would like to organize a Circus and need more information!

An Italian Tattoo Circus • A Call for Solidarity 7 December 2017

An Italian Tattoo Circus • A Call for Solidarity 7 December 2017

An Italian Tattoo Circus • A Call for Solidarity 7 December 2017

An Italian Tattoo Circus • A Call for Solidarity 7 December 2017

An Italian Tattoo Circus • A Call for Solidarity 7 December 2017

An Italian Tattoo Circus • A Call for Solidarity 7 December 2017

ABOUT PROJECT X

An Italian Tattoo Circus • A Call for Solidarity 7 December 2017

Project “X” has now become a collective artivism project! There are many, many people all over the world who have chosen to get one, four, forty, hundreds, or thousands Xs tattooed on their bodies. Alfredo Meschi is an Italian artivist. In less than a year, he covered his skin with forty thousand tattoos (40,000 Xs) that represent the forty thousand Animals, land and sea, massacred every second in the world, just to satisfy our palate. He uses his body art, mainly through artistic performances and photographic projects, to raise awareness about Animal exploitation and environmental destruction.

This is something so beautiful and powerful!

His goal is to reach 2202 “Xs” artivists (the number of land’s animals killed every second). Come on, join us!


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