Meet the tattoos of Mason Hefner. Back in 2017, the 23-year-old London-based tattooer started a provocative art project known as "My Words, Your Body." The project is exactly how it sounds, strangers put their 100% trust in Hefner to create a permanent design for their body.
In an interview with Vice Germany, Hefner explains that he started the project because he was fed up with the traditional tattoo process of having the client select their own design and instead, created relationships with the hundreds of strangers he's tattooed.
There's a meticulous process that goes into Hefner inking his phrases onto his clients and always begins with a conversation, which can last between 30 minutes to four hours. During that time, Hefner asks four critical questions: Why do you want to do this? What does trust mean to you? Why do you trust me? What are you going to do if you don't like the tattoo? From there, he looks to his 5,000 predesigned phrases and selects a quote he thinks best fits the client.
Take a look at some of Hefner's past tattoos in the gallery below and let us know your thoughts on his project in the comments section.