The tattoo of a horse’s hooves has been the topic of heated debate for years.
Now, a pair of Australian designers has gone one step further by using the art to raise awareness for the plight of wild horses in the country.
The horse’s feet are painted on a piece of wood, and the leather is then dipped into water, to make the design appear to be made from scratch.
“We have a huge need for horse hooves in Australia and this is a way to show people that there is hope for the horse’s future,” said Sophie Tait, creative director of the art house studio, Grassland Latham, who have partnered with designer, Mark Tait.
They’ve called the tattoo, which they’ve named ‘The Horse’s Foot’ after the horse that holds it up, ‘The Art of Tattooing’ after a famous painting of a young man with his hooves drawn on.
“It’s a really beautiful design,” Mr Tait said.
“I love the fact that you can actually feel the hooves moving through the leather.”
If we could create a tattoo with the hoofs on top, then we’d feel a lot more empowered and we’d be able to make this a sustainable art form.
“The idea of a tattoo in the form of a wild horse is gaining traction in Australia, where the average lifespan for a horse is just 18 months.
But despite the high cost of tattoos, a growing number of Australians are choosing to have them.
Many are opting to get the custom tattooed on a horse or on their back, as a mark of respect.
One of the most popular options is the tattoo of an animal’s tail, which is known as the ‘snout’ tattoo.
It can cost up to $200 and can last for up to three months.
The Art Project aims to provide people with the opportunity to learn more about horses and the unique animal that they share the land with.
A study conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that about a third of all Australians aged between 18 and 65 have a tattoo.
Mr Tait and his team believe the art of tattooing will be a way of encouraging people to get involved in the animal protection movement.”
You can get your tattoo in a day and have a horse tattooed onto your arm, your shoulder, your back. “
[It] is something that is so natural, and so ingrained in people’s culture.”
You can get your tattoo in a day and have a horse tattooed onto your arm, your shoulder, your back.
And it’s also really inspiring that people are going to do it and that it’s something that we can work on together.
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