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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Artist and tattooist Dan Gold creates a tattoo featuring an image of Albert Einstein in his West Hampstead studio on April 22, 2014 in London, England. Dan Gold is one of the world's most prominent tattooists whose unique, bold and often colourful style is a mixture of traditional tattoo art and graffiti. Dan Gold has tattooed numerous famous clients including Kate Moss and Britney Spears; he has also been instrumental in reducing the stigma associated with tattoos. The popularity of tattoos has increased dramatically over the past few years, aided by several high profile people such as: David Beckham, Samantha Cameron and Cheryl Cole being tattooed. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

As time goes by, things evolve, including tattoos! One tattoo artist, Phil Berge, has found a way to create a moving piece of permanent art. Well, it’s not moving in the traditional sense, but comes to life with the help of multiple people.

According to Teen Vogue, Berge will draw a flip book of designs. He then enlists the help of multiple people in order to come up with a moving design. With each tattoo flip-book he created, Berge pieces the photographs of the designs together. On his Instagram page, you can see how his subtle designs can then be transformed into short videos.

Little moving Kit-Cat Clock tattoos.

1,738 Likes, 33 Comments - Phil Berge (@philberge) on Instagram: "Little moving Kit-Cat Clock tattoos."

During an interview with Bustle, Berge revealed that his moving creations take “one to three months” coming up with his ideas. He continued to state that he has “to find the right subject, draw the whole thing, find the client, do the tattoo, take a picture, edit the video on my computer and upload it to the net.”

Volume ⬆️. Sequence of a 1950s Gallo wine commercial. Back when it was ok to use cartoons to sell alcohol. 11 tattoos.

1,893 Likes, 21 Comments - Phil Berge (@philberge) on Instagram: "Volume ⬆️. Sequence of a 1950s Gallo wine commercial. Back when it was ok to use cartoons to sell..."

In total, Berge can expect to design “8 tattoos to 28” to complete his desired animation. So far, on his Instagram page, he has created a design of Bart Simpson doing a backflip on his skateboard. The short animation took 19 people to complete the video. Berge also recreated the 1929 Walt Disney “The Skeleton Dance”. He enlisted the help of 28 people to complete the video.

Bart doing a kickflip tattooed on 19 humans.

3,303 Likes, 258 Comments - Phil Berge (@philberge) on Instagram: "Bart doing a kickflip tattooed on 19 humans."

I recreated a part of 1929 Walt Disneys "The Skeleton Dance" with tattoos. There is a total of 28 tattoos in that video. (Cooler with sound turned on)

10.4k Likes, 950 Comments - Phil Berge (@philberge) on Instagram: "I recreated a part of 1929 Walt Disneys "The Skeleton Dance" with tattoos. There is a total of 28..."

When Berge comes up with an animation idea, he finds separate people who are interested in the individual design. Most of the time, the people with the matching tattoos do not know each other! Generally, he will post about his upcoming animations on his social media pages. Once he receives enough sign ups, the fun part can begin!

If you’re interested in being a part of his project, keep an eye out! You might just become a part of a larger video series.

 

Sarah is a Hufflepuff living in NYC. When she is not traveling or talking to random animals, she is working as a script writer. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp