Renowned Austin-based tattoo artist Dillon Forte recently revealed that his new studio FORTE TATTOO ATX would be the world’s first NFT Tattoo studio, where all “flash” would be available for purchase as ‘Non-Fungible Tattoos.’
Forte explains, “Having any/all flash available strictly via the NFT marketplace gives a creative new way for clients to discover my work, while also owning both the digital asset and having the art on their body. The owner can then resell the digital art online, give it away or whatever they please, but ultimately they will have it tattooed which is pretty cool.”
Talking about his unique tattoos, Forte shared, “My work is dedicated to the sacred geometric nature of existence. It is my belief that through geometry we can gain a greater awareness of the true meaning of life. From the microcosm to the macrocosm, there are mathematical relationships that underlie the fundamental structure of our universe. The purpose of this work is to illuminate these mysteries.”
In 2021, Forte created his first array of NFT pieces and made them available via his ‘FORTErrestrial’ store on OpenSea, allowing users to purchase the unique art using the popular Ethereum (ETH) cryptocurrency.
One piece of art, called “Hexagonal Matrix” was purchased in late 21′ and tattooed on the customer as part of the process. In addition to the customer owning the digital asset, the NFT could pay for itself and generate passive income on future sales of the original art. As the design entered the secondary market after purchase, the value could effectively increase over time.
Because of his inimitable style and sacred geometric designs, Forte has inked Usher, Kat Von D, Chris Hemsworth, members of Imagine Dragons, and upcoming pop superstar Kehlani.
Clients may, by appointment only, purchase Forte’s original artwork and have it tattooed at FORTE studio. For 2022, Forte has announced that all “flash” available for potential FORTE Studio clients must be purchased first.
With his entry into NFTs, Dillon Forte is creating art that will endure forever, providing interested parties the opportunity to invest in timeless art.