April 2, 2011

Banksy Was Here (Not)

A tattoo parlor in Naha, Okinawa blatantly rips off one of street artist Banksy's most well-known graffiti works. The original was graffitied onto the West Bank wall.

Another imitation, though there are many versions of this idea. It seems most close in intent to work  done in Iran by an artist who goes by the name ehsa 50.
I suppose if you want a tattoo based on an existing image, this is your place, but I find it interesting that the tattoo artists who work there wouldn't think of exhibiting their own designs.

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