An artist tokenizes his body in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Buyers can choose tattoos to be done on him.
Artist Bishop aka @shitcoinhodler on Twitter is selling body parts for tattoos. The artist shared a link to the Rarible site on Twitter . This site allows artists to sell digital collectibles in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Bishop demarcates parts of his body and tokenizes them like building land. Buyers can leave this blank or choose a tattoo . The purchaser will have to pay for both the body part and the tattoo to be done. Customers can make payment in stablecoins such as DAI or Tether (USDT).
Example of available lot – Source: Rarible
The artist states that he reserves the right to refuse the idea of a tattoo and states:
“I can accept coarser ideas for parts of the body that are not visible. I reserve the right to refuse for explicit or too coarse tattoos. “
Bishop explains the idea came to him when a Twitter user by the name of Bitcoin Compass offered 0.01YFI, about $ 300, to anyone who tattooed their avatar on their body.
So far, Bishop has made a few sales to artists in the Rarible community. Lately, he sold a spot on his chest for the price of 2 ethers or around $ 750.
Other tokenization initiatives
The experience of this artist is not without reminding us of the history of the Frenchman Alex Masmej . The latter had managed to collect 20,000 dollars by selling personal ALEX tokens. In exchange, the holders of his token could influence these daily life choices.
Another initiative, designer Matthew Vernon had created 100 tokens which represented 100 hours of his time .
We can also cite the French artist Pascal Boyart who uses tokenization for his paintings in the Paris region. The artist recently launched a cryptocurrency patronage to fund an ambitious project. He wanted to create a modern version of the Sistine Chapel, painted in an abandoned warehouse near Paris.
Without a doubt, these initiatives combining art and blockchain will multiply in the years to come.