At this point in the week, we suspect you're in the mood to get out and enjoy the world outside of your computer screen, but it's Thursday, and you can't -- yet. Don't despair! We've got just the thing to make you smile, daydream or draw inspiration from for your weekend, which is just around the corner.
The environmental non-profit Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), based in the United Kingdom, was looking for new ways to raise awareness about the permanence of plastic ocean pollution. In a partnership both brilliant and striking, they collaborated with an artist who's tool is a needle and whose medium is the skin: American tattoo artist Nick The Tailor. Nick's interest and skill in "traditional seafarer tattoos" is a beautiful fit for the hand-drawn tattoos he's created for SAS, which feature plastic pollution prominently. As he puts it,"I design my tattoos to last a lifetime. The permanence of marine litter is something that none of us wants to have to live with."