Over the weekend the singer took to social media to show off her new ink and it's quite the masterpiece. As one would expect, Grimes didn't get something straightforward but opted for "alien scars" that take up her entire back in white ink.
“Don’t have a good pic cuz it hurts too much and I need to sleep haha, and it’ll be red for a few wks, but gna be beautiful alien scars,” she posted on Instagram alongside a topless photo of herself showing off her new tattoo.
Grimes posted some more information about the design, by Nusi Quero, to her Instagram Story. She shared a few videos of the design process and different variations of the tattoo before she settled on her favorite.
Quero also explained on his own page how he and the tattoo artist worked together to complete the design. "@tweakt drew the base shapes on an iPad and then emailed me the image file. I turned it into 3D geometry, selected vertices on the shape, and guided and grew the embellishments along and around the shape that he laid down first with a series of procedural operators (math rules) in a way that I felt spoke to his shape, and @grimes,” he explained.
He explained after adding to the design, sent it back to him as an overlay and that the tattoo only took one session to complete.
Grimes' tattoo artist also posted a series of photos on Instagram of the intricate design that definitely looks like a work of art. Grimes will no doubt share more images of the tattoo once she has fully healed.
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