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People Stuck Their Arms In A Hole And Blindly Let A Tattoo Artist Ink Them

Would you do it?

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He's married to certified awesome actress Lake Bell, who ironically has no tattoos.

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But he's also tattooed people like Orlando Bloom, Josh Hartnett, and Penélope Cruz.


For his latest project, Whole Glory, Campbell offered to tattoo strangers for free. With a catch! They would have to be willing to let him tat whatever he wanted on their arms, and they wouldn't be allowed to see it until after he was done.

Lucky partcipants would be chosen via an in-person lottery. Once chosen, they'd stick their arms through a hole in the wall where Campbell would work his magic.

As a tattoo artist, says Campbell, "you never have absolute freedom in what you create. Your canvas always has an opinion on what is going on them, which is great because sometimes you get inspired by the person, and the piece becomes a reaction to them."

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But! "It can also be a hindrance, because with any medium, it’s always purer if you are unaware of the audience. You can get lost in the work without worrying what people will think."

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