Friday, 13 July 2018


are a fairly personal thing,

but one London based tattoo artists takes this one stage further, after a conversation with every person and based on their discussion and his experience, he picks one of around 5,000 different phrases he has scribbled in five notebooks,

you do not know what the phrase will be, the only choice is where you want to be tattooed,

many hundreds of people have already allowed him to ink the phrase of his choice on them, without even knowing what it reads beforehand,

Monty Richthofen, a.k.a. Maison Hefner, had only been doing tattoos for a year and a half in 2017, when he started “My Words, Your Body”, an artistic project where he tattoos willing adults with motivational quotes and mantras without revealing what they are before permanently inking them,

“It starts with a conversation that usually lasts anything from 30 minutes to an hour and a half,” Mason Hefner recently told VICE Magazine, “At some point during our chat, I’ll ask each person the same four questions: Why do you want to do this? What does trust mean to you? Why do you trust me? And: What are you going to do if you don’t like the tattoo? Their answers then determine what direction we go in.” Maison Hefner said that most traditional tattoo artists don’t see what he does as real tattooing, but he doesn’t mind it too much, all he wants is to “show that tattooing can be more of a service”, to that end, he wants to make the process even more intense in the future, by possibly spending a whole day with a client before tattooing them, well thanks, but no thanks, but then I am not a fan of tattoos, but if you are, would you have one of these done to you?

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