Speaking of artists who push their limits and take bloody works of art seriously, Vincent Castiglia is one hardcore tatoo artist who paints masterpieces using his own blood.
He starts by collecting up to 15 small vials of his own blood, then creates this dark, powerful and provocative series of paintings, mostly inspired by human existence.
Did you know that some of his canvasses are up to 7 feet? Totally cool by the way but scary to think how much “ink” he’ll be needing to finish his project. Sometimes he finishes a bloody masterpiece for months and months, because, you know, as an artist who invests his own DNA into his masterpieces, for the sheer authenticity, he couldn’t just go and buy blood somewhere. He also had to rest and allow his bone marrow to reproduce new blood cells. There was this incident though, where his right lung almost collapsed because he couldn’t stop extracting his blood. To think he’d risk his own life, this guy is definitely hardcore and his projects are no gimmicks. The sacrifices people do for art, right?
Some of these are NSFW, but it’s art so…
You know exactly what will happen to his paintings when he dies.