Hand-poke tattoo session
at Haus der Statistik Berlin, 2022
Photos courtesy Simone Fischer
Gente Serpiente (ECDYSIS) is an ongoing, open and participative project, where everyone is invited to participate by choosing a part of the snake they wish to tattoo on any part of their body.
The tattoos are made using the ancient hand-poke tattoo technique.
All participants form a big snake, the people are in fact the body of the snake.
Do you want to be part of the gente serpiente and let your skin be pierced by the fang with ink?
I want to dress in Sun.
We want to dress in Sun.
We can’t wait to meet your skin.
Pills pile to the sky,
rockets lost in the depths of the earth.
The Sun sheds its skin,
we are its reaction
Makes you want to bright
To go out, to free one self.
to escape, to divest one self,
makes you want to shed your skin
you wipe me with your spittle
lovingly you introduce larvae
into my juicy flesh,
while the dawn sleeps on our heads