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This Artist Will Tattoo Your Name On Her Body For $10

Some people have called Illma Gore "crazy." "I can't argue with that," she joked to BuzzFeed News.

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Street artist Illma Gore has launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to cover her entire body in other peoples' names and designs.

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"Help me cover my body in tattoos before I'm sick and old and knitting mittens for lobsters," the 22-year-old wrote.

Starting at $10, she will tattoo your name, or any other wild idea, onto her body. Illma hopes to raise $6,000 to cover about 60 hours of tattooing.

Gore told BuzzFeed News the project, which will be presented at an art show in L.A., was probably spawned from "too much caffeine and not enough sleep," but that she'd been thinking about it for a while.

"I love doing big displays of art; I've always wanted to use myself as a canvas as well as be covered in tattoos," she explained.

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Gore has relinquished almost all creative control to the pledgers, but says that is the very point of her project.

"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,'" she wrote.

She only has two rules: no hate messages, or snakes.

"Snakes are just tails with faces," she said.

The campaign has already brought a flood of both supporters and naysayers, some of whom called her "crazy."

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Although Gore has already raised nearly half of her goal, she knows not everyone will support her project.

"It’s art. It will annoy people or make them happy or make them smile," she told KTLA 5. "Either way, that’s what art’s supposed to do.”

And she's going into it completely fearlessly: "I gave up my reservations after my first face tattoo — and future job prospects," she tells BuzzFeed News. "My rule of thumb is never regret something that made you who you are at one point of time. It is a part of what made you who you are right now."

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