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More Swine Art by Wim Delvoye : Tattooed Pigs & Pigskins (UPDATED PICS)



above: a dead stuffed pig featuring Wim Delvoye's tattoos

Above: Artist Wim Delvoye tattooing a live pig

My last post on artist Wim Delvoye, his pig farm and his tattooed pigs has received so much interest - as well as controversy- that I'm sure to stir up the pot by showing you where you can see more of his actual tattooed pigs (in this case, stuffed as opposed to live) as well as his framed tattooed pigskins.





Above: stuffed tattooed pigs from the exhibit at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin


Animal lovers have made some comments about how cruel it is to ink live pigs, but from what information I have been able to find, it seems that pigs nerve endings are far less sensitive in their skin than our own and tattooing them does not cause pain as it does on human skin.

Critics should also know that artist Wim Delvoye is a vegetarian and owns his own pig farm.

The tattooed pig skin pieces below are at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris.








Tattooing pigs, live on his art farm, or stuffed and on exhibit are just a small part of this Belgian artists' unusual repertoire. See his site here.

See the skins and stuffed pigs at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin by clicking here.


See the original post with many pics of tattooed swine as well as an interview with the artist here.


Now you can get your own Wim Delvoye Action Figure! Check this out!

30 comments:

Kelly said...

I don't know how I feel about the cruelty level (if pigs REALLY can't feel pain from it, I guess there's no harm) but that pig skin is disgusting.

Anonymous said...

It's freakin awesome

muffler said...

osti que ça prend pas un cerveau pour approuver ça: malades!

Anonymous said...

They should tattoo their own skin instead of a harmless pig, bunch of f... idiots!

:(

Anonymous said...

Vous êtes des osti de dégeulass de psycho!!!This is pure animal cruelty! you idiots who think they don't feel pain...you are disgusting!!!

Anonymous said...

awful and disgusting. I really don't think its art.
it is just violence.

gert said...

It's a pity he doesnt make or invents 'his' work by himself. He's just another welfortuned artshit.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting. He should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting. He should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

This guy or "artist" has no heart!!! He tried to think outside the box, but this is so mean!!
Hopefully some day he will understand the value of a life.

Anonymous said...

It's Art.

Anna said...

That's disgusting and it's animal cruelty and nothing else. :/
They should be ashamed of themselves.

Anonymous said...

So incredibly WRONG.It is abusive behaviour subjecting a live, conscious creature to a stressful and painful proceedure for the fun of a tatooist.
You are not an Artist ! In any way.
And for the comment "if pigs can feel pain" did your mummy and daddy tell you that so as not to hurt your feelings ??

OlgaSta said...

Shameless

madi. said...

your mean!
how could you put tattos in poor helplass pigs backs!
grrrr!

tigerdata said...

Blogger states; "Animal lovers have made some comments about how cruel it is to ink live pigs, but from what information I have been able to find, it seems that pigs nerve endings are far less sensitive in their skin than our own and tattooing them does not cause pain as it does on human skin."

Nice. In that case I'd love to tatto Wim's brain. Right now!

Anonymous said...

Put the fuck behind bars. This leans against anmimal torture. We aren't able to messure pain yet, so until this is possible, this man should be punished, and so should anyone who bye this.

Anonymous said...

Whoever thinks pigs do not feel pain in their skin is an idiot! I work at an animal sanctuary and they are actually just as sensitive as my dogs! They love to have their bellies scratched and their backs rubbed. To subject these poor animals to hours of pain is torture. I have two full sleeves so I know exactly how it feels.

Anonymous said...

You are a disgusting human being! You should be shot. Your 'art' is complete crap & you deserve whatever comes your way you vile thing.

N. P. said...

Being a vegetarian doesn't mean being also an animal lover!
In my opinion, this is an abuse...as it's a torture. This "artist" and his team should be punished for this. The tattoos are horrible and I don't see any kind of art in them. He should put some ink in his disgusting brain.

dirk larsen said...

Yes , sorry, but you're just another ruthless Dutchman. Poor old pigs.

Anonymous said...

The artists should be ashamed of themselves. This is animal cruelty to the utmost degree. Being vegetarian doesnt mean that you have respect for animals so thats a retarded statement to make in the first place. And duh!! he would have his own pig farm so he can continue this shameful act of what he calls art. Once again another stupid defense statement!! They should burn for this...along with theyre horrible graphics.

natasha said...

BASTARDS. Of course the pigs feel the pain of the tattoo needle. It wouldn't take 3 to 4 men to hold the poor creature down if the pig wasn't suffering.
Not an artist but just another weak bastard seeking to make money by being cruel to animals.

faizfakhirin said...

ahWatDaHell goin on to all the people today...

Anonymous said...

Sad how people think this is ok or cool. We need to have respect for all living things.

Anonymous said...

Even I have lots of tattoo on my body, but it's cruel to do that on animals.

it's not even art, do it on your own body.

connie said...

This is disgusting!!! i cant belive that this artist is a vegetarian...vegetarians usually respects other living creatures..! OFFCOURSE pigs can can feel pain when they get tattooed..IDIOTS!!! i have no respect for such a cruel person.

Anonymous said...

Fuck that piece of shit wannabe artist and his piece of shit team. I hope someone will stop him. It's not okay to force ANYTHING on something/someone that can't tell you to stop. Fucking makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

I get that their just pigs and it doesn't hurt them! But come on, this isn't art? Has it really come to the point where animals have tattoos!!

Anonymous said...

You sick son of a bitch!

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.
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