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knickknack:

No, I am not interested in an automatic tattoo, thank you very much.
(via anewidea)

From artist Chris Eckert’s statement:

The strongest indication of a person’s religion is geography.  You  are born into your religion.  That doesn’t make it irrelevant or  incorrect–religion provides a framework for basic morality that’s very  powerful and it gives people a cultural identity that spans borders.   I’ve attended mass in Dutch, German, French, and Spanish and I’ve always  felt like I belonged.  While my personal experience with religion is  one of inclusion, a system that unites people from different regions and  cultures, the public face of religion is often one of exclusion.   Muslim, Christian, and Jewish zealots who know what God wants.   More specifically they know what God doesn’t want and apparently God  does not want me…or you.  This public face of religion is always so  certain, self-confident, even arrogant.  That anyone could possibly know  the “truth” when that truth is randomly assigned at birth is just  funny.
Auto Ink is a three axis numerically controlled sculpture.  Once  the main switch is triggered, the operator is assigned a religion and  its corresponding symbol is tattooed onto the persons arm.  The operator  does not have control over the assigned symbol.  It is assigned either  randomly or through divine intervention, depending on your personal  beliefs.

knickknack:

No, I am not interested in an automatic tattoo, thank you very much.

(via anewidea)

From artist Chris Eckert’s statement:

The strongest indication of a person’s religion is geography. You are born into your religion. That doesn’t make it irrelevant or incorrect–religion provides a framework for basic morality that’s very powerful and it gives people a cultural identity that spans borders. I’ve attended mass in Dutch, German, French, and Spanish and I’ve always felt like I belonged. While my personal experience with religion is one of inclusion, a system that unites people from different regions and cultures, the public face of religion is often one of exclusion. Muslim, Christian, and Jewish zealots who know what God wants. More specifically they know what God doesn’t want and apparently God does not want me…or you. This public face of religion is always so certain, self-confident, even arrogant. That anyone could possibly know the “truth” when that truth is randomly assigned at birth is just funny.

Auto Ink is a three axis numerically controlled sculpture. Once the main switch is triggered, the operator is assigned a religion and its corresponding symbol is tattooed onto the persons arm. The operator does not have control over the assigned symbol. It is assigned either randomly or through divine intervention, depending on your personal beliefs.