Would You Stick Your Arm Through A Hole For A Free Tattoo?

20 November 2015, 11:36 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

A tattoo for free? Seems legit!

"Oh look, there's a hole in the wall over there with the words 'FREE TATTOO' scrawled across it... Let's go!"

Last week, a bunch of brave souls turned up at a New York Gallery so that *someone* could ink them with a completely random design. WHAT?! We're literally sweating just thinking about the whole situation. 


A photo posted by scott campbell (@scampbell333) onNov 12, 2015 at 7:19am PST


But thankfully for them, it wasn't just any tattoo artist. It was New York based tattooist to the stars, Scott Campbell. On November 12, Campbell began his 4 day project, 'Whole Glory'. Lucky winners were selected from a lottery, and they would receive a free tattoo of the artist's choice. No communication. No sneak peeks. We've got way too many trust issues to even THINK about doing something like that, but the public seemed to be into it. 

I’ve had lots of people come to me and say, “Do what you want, I totally trust you,” but as a tattoo artist, you never have absolute freedom in what you create.

Scott Campbell to The New York Times


The tattoos were not small and they would have cost a LOT OF MONEY if you had actually payed for them IRL. (Scott usually charges upwards of $1000 dollars for his artwork.) Here are some of the most jawdropping results:


We hope this guy is a fan of creepy looking skulls with long hair wearing sweatbands...


A photo posted by scott campbell (@scampbell333) onNov 14, 2015 at 12:17pm PST


This person definitely hit the jackpot.


A photo posted by scott campbell (@scampbell333) onNov 14, 2015 at 7:02am PST


Intricate detailing and razor sharp precision... we're so jealous.


A photo posted by scott campbell (@scampbell333) onNov 12, 2015 at 3:24pm PST


This one might be our favourite... considering the person already had a tattoo that said 'Trust No One' on their arm. Bold. 


A photo posted by scott campbell (@scampbell333) onNov 13, 2015 at 12:03pm PST


So our question to you is... do you have the guts to do it?!