Forget pencil and paper: one Montreal artist has taken to animating with needle and ink. Phil Berge has been creating animation from tattoos for years — and he’s inviting his fellow citizens to take part.
The process is simple. Berge, a tattoo artist by trade, inks each frame of a short animation cycle onto a different person (the people generally don’t know each other). He takes a shot of each frame, strings them together, and voilà. The artist recently attracted attention on Tiktok with a video compilation demonstrating his process: