Published on June 16, 2022 4:24 p.m.
The man has a favorite pair of trainers permanently tattooed on his feet
(Web Desk) – Tired of always buying new pairs of sports trainers, a British man has had his favorite pair of Nikes permanently tattooed on his feet.
Dean Gunther, a popular tattoo artist from Manchester, UK, recently went viral on Instagram and TikTok after sharing a short video of him tattooing a pair of trainers on a client’s feet. Although drawn exclusively by hand, when viewed from a certain angle, the design really creates the illusion that the person is wearing a pair of Vibram FiveFingers sneakers with built-in toe slits. The man apparently prefers Nikes, but they don’t make this design.
“He’s tired of paying for shoes, so he decided to get his favorite pair of Nikes tattooed and he can see the fun side of that!” Dean Gunther told NeedToKnow.online. “Definitely a great conversation starter. His wife loves it too.
Gunther said the hardest part was drawing the sneakers by hand because using a stencil was out of the question. He viewed a 360-degree rendition of the sneakers, then spent a few hours freehanding the design onto the client’s feet. The tattoo lasted another 8 hours.
“Drawing the tattoo on my free hand was the hardest part. I had to make sure everything followed the contours of the body,” Gunther said. “I wanted to create the illusion that the person is wearing shoes, even though she is barefoot. This will definitely make you look twice.