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Atlanta Artist Sets New Guinness World Record For Largest Tattoo Artwork Of TakeOff

It’s gradually getting to a year since Migos member Takeoff, who was a third of the group, passed away last year, and artist J.R. Outlaw wanted to create a mural in his memory. Takeoff, who was only 28 years old, was one of three people shot outside a Houston bowling alley in November.

Atlanta Artist Sets New Guinness World Record For Largest Tattoo Artwork Of Takeoff, Yours Truly, News, February 24, 2024

Speaking about the mural, Outlaw said:

“I think he was just a big influence in the city and the culture of Atlanta, like in general, It was really the whole group. They made a real, lasting impact on the city, so we just wanted to do something to memorialize him, and that’s really what it was about.”

After conversing with his colleagues at Atlanta Ink, Outlaw, who works as an artist at Iron Palm Tattoos & Body Piercing, quickly decided to change his original idea of creating a mural. Instead, he came up with a design for a tattoo that portrayed Takeoff. The final product turned out to be an impressive piece of art that spanned approximately 7 square meters. This remarkable feat has recently gained recognition in the Guinness World Records as the most significant tattoo artwork ever created.

Atlanta Artist Sets New Guinness World Record For Largest Tattoo Artwork Of Takeoff, Yours Truly, News, February 24, 2024

On Wednesday, Atlanta Ink hosted a presentation by Guinness World Record adjudicator Michael Empric to recognize a new record officially. Empric carefully measured the artwork to ensure it met all the requirements, including being at least 2 square meters in size, created on silicone skin with professional tattoo inks, and following other guidelines. The impressive design by Outlaw covered an area of 7.395 square meters.

The artwork is decorated with shades of orange and brown and showcases the late rapper in a space suit, paying homage to Takeoff’s debut solo album, “The Last Rocket.” Outlaw expressed relief after tirelessly working on the design for a considerable period. While most of the plan was completed within two months, obtaining the fitting silicone skin took longer than anticipated. Overall, he feels proud to have created a historic piece of art.

Empric said,

“I really love that it celebrates the community,”

“It’s not like he just did something in his head that was random. It celebrates Atlanta, the music scene, and it’s more impressive in person than I expected. I saw a picture of it yesterday, and I was like, ‘Ok. We’ll see.’ Then you see it in person, especially when it’s standing up and it’s just astounding. Here’s what happens all the time: someone may see this and say, ‘Oh, I could do 8 square meters, I can do 9 square meters,’ and that keeps me very happy.”

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