Do you have a tattoo? You might fancy another one after this post. I've always wanted one for my 30th birthday, but the fear of having something so permanent was greater.
Anyway, Stanislava Pinchuk is a hand-crafted tattoo artist with a refreshingly unique system of economics. She creates beautifully understated tattoos for her friends and in return they pay her with what they feel the tattoo is worth - trading-style. In Stanislava's opinion, body art is too important and intimate to be paid for with money, so she prefers the pay-it-forward system of reimbursement instead. Some people cook her a nice dinner as a compensation, others teach her a new skill, or give her a favourite book, a plant, an art piece in return for the tattoo.
I'm totally smitten with the map of the NYC high line (#4). You?
P.S: Tattoos and cowboy boots...
P.P.S: Hand painting art.