On Sunday September 15th we’ll be tattooing a part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Berlin, Germany. This Human Rights Tattoo event will take place during the Berlin Art Week and as part of the symposium Reading Bodies! – Cruising Corpoliteracy in Art, Education and Everyday Life which takes place on September 14th and 15th. The symposium presents a vast program of talks, performances and workshops examining the transformative potential of corpoliteracy, or body reading, for a pluralistic and inclusive society.
15 September 2019, 10AM – 6PM
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 10557 Berlin
The event is open for everyone. The number of tattoos is however limited. A percentage will be reserved to those who send a brief letter of motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org. The selection will be made based on this motivation. The majority of the tattoos will be available on a first come first serve basis at the event. The submission will close September 7th.
We will be collaborating with Black Cat Tattoo Berlin, consisting of tattoo artists Craig Mc Guigan, Hirosa Nagata and Gustavo Gastro.
Procedure of getting a tattoo
We have a limited amount of tattoos available per event. As stated above, a percentage will be reserved to those who send a brief letter of motivation to email@example.com and are selected. For the rest of the event we work with a first come first serve principle. So if you are determined not to go home without a Human Rights Tattoo make sure you get to Haus der Kulturen der Welt in time. The first people in line will receive a registration card with their letter on it. You can’t choose your letter but the font is up to you. You can pick a font type from the Human Rights Tattoo fonts catalogue that will be available on the spot. Please note that tattoos are limited to arms, legs, hands and feet. Due to technical limitations, tattoos on the torso are not possible. After your tattoo is done we take a super up-close picture of your tattoo that will be published on our website together with your statement. Please think about your statement (in English) upfront. A good statement is personal and gives an insight in your life and your personal relation to human rights.
Pay As You Please
Human Rights Tattoos are not for free. We work with a Pay As You Please system to make our project accessible for everyone, no matter your background or budget.
Human Rights Tattoo depends on donations. We want to spread Human Rights Tattoo all across the world. Therefore we need money to pay for (tattoo) materials, travels to countries where human rights are being violated and organization costs. Your donation of any amount is highly appreciated!
So are you interested in helping Human Rights Tattoo travel around the world? Please don’t leave without a donation! You can leave your contribution in our Pay As You Please Box on the spot or feel free to make your donation by bank or Paypal to:
Stichting Human Rights Tattoo Foundation IBAN: NL55 TRIO 0391 020404
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
About Human Rights Tattoo
Taking one letter at a time from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we are tattooing all 6773 characters onto 6773 humans around the world. Together this tattooed community will carry this Declaration through their life, for a lifetime. The tattoo is not only a self-reminder, this community spreads these words actively by talking about their tattoos. Human Rights Tattoo has grown into an amazing community of 3887 participants, from 68 different countries. An amazing mixture of people, young and old, from the slums of Nairobi to the streets of Manhattan, activists, lawyers, politicians and CEOs. Requests to join the community come in from all over the world everyday.