You may have noticed that recently more and more people on the Internet have been honing their inking skills using all sorts of fruits – bananas, apples, oranges, you name it! But what’s the deal with this new trend? And is it even new?
As it turns out using fruits as tattoo canvases has been around for decades, maybe even longer. Remember all those tattoo fails you’ve seen flying around the web? Well, those “artists” have never practiced on oranges and the likes. It’s easy to tell because they have no idea how to ink human skin.
So, why the fruits? Simply put, their skin resembles that of a human the best (without taking into account animal skins and cadavers, of course). A melon, for example, is great for practicing line art, but it’s rather big and may be uncomfortable to work with. This makes oranges and grapefruits the best option for tattoo artists who actually care about the quality of their work.
But enough talking, let’s see some oranges with tats!
Look at all those extra-thin lines. This must have taken the artist forever to finish!
Okay, I think this is a blossoming flower but also… doesn’t it look a bit like a cabbage?
Now, this is a flower! Slap that on my lower back, please!
A weird moth with an eye on its back? Sweet!
More lovely flowers. A bit boring but it’s all for the greater good.
These look like magic mushrooms to me, even though I’ve never seen one in my life.
Aren’t these little forest spirits adorable?
Have you ever seen an orange rose? Well, now you have.
HR Giger would be proud. That’s one awesome Xenomorph.
These oranges may look like they’re covered with doodles but each of those doodles is extra experience!
The amount of detail on this skin is astonishing. You can sell that thing to a gallery.
I am not 100% this is an orange but hey, it’s definitely not someone’s butt. Tattooing Two-Face should only be allowed on your bum, because, you know… “two faces”?