SILVER LAKE, CA -- Some people regret getting a tattoo of someone's name, perhaps an old flame. But a Silver Lake woman has no qualms about covering her body in strangers' names.
Artist Illma Gore says she wants to cover herself in tattoos from her neck down for a special art exhibit and social experiment.
For $10, she'll tattoo your name or a few words onto her skin. The 22-year-old says it's like covering her body in hundreds of tiny stories.
"There is something absurd and beautiful about having an accumulation of absolute strangers names draped over my pale goth skin, even if half of them are 'Penis Butt,'" Gore stated on her GoFundMe page, which she is using to pay for her exhibition.
As of Saturday night, Gore has raised $4,170. She still needs to raise $6,000.
Gore says it will take an estimated 60 hours to complete the tattooing, with some of it being done live at the exhibit at the end of March.
"The idea is that it's permanent and it's forever and it's a piece of artwork. It's just this time the canvas is me and as the artist, that's like the ultimate, you know, canvas," Gore said.