TCHI Magazine #4: The World Piece
The World Piece
How far would you go to bring the world together? That was the question posed earlier this year by the travel search site momondo. Their aim: to unite people from across the globe through a continuous single-line tattoo. The response was overwhelming. Many thousands replied, offering their bodies as a canvas to send the world a powerful message: there is more that unites than divides us.
A total of 61 strangers from different countries and cultures were selected to take part and to form a living artwork that is now known as The World Piece. Listening to each participant explain his or her reasons for committing to this project, it becomes clear that no matter how unique, every one of their stories has an element we can all relate to in some way.
Bringing it all together was down to world-renowned tattoo artist Mo Ganji, who inked each individual with a design to reflect both the personal and universal by means of one unbroken black line. Standing together, side by side, the continuous tattoo runs freely from body to body, the ever-flowing pattern reminding us that connections are crucial to us as human beings – that we are all part of something much bigger than ourselves.
Discover more about this project on momondo.com/theworldpiece
Imagery, courtesy of Søren Solkær
Source & credits: momondo.com