A man got his favorite ‘Nike’ sneakers tattooed on his feet after he got tired of replacing his worn-out sneakers. Check out her new shoes below:
The thrifty guy enlisted the help of South African Dean Gunther (@dean.gunther) with his unique request after the tattoo artist went viral for inking a realistic six-pack on a man’s stomach.
The 34-year-old, owner of a tattoo studio, DG Tattoo Art, in Manchester, impressively drew the sneaker design on his client’s feet freehand before making the design more permanent with his trusty tattoo pen and ink.
The tattoo artist said the design took around two hours to draw and an additional eight hours to ink on both feet. Ouch.
Gunther, who moved to the UK five years ago, told NeedToKnow: “I wanted to create the illusion that the person is wearing shoes, even if they are barefoot. It will definitely make you look twice.
“Drawing the tattoo on my free hand was the hardest part. I had to make sure everything followed the contours of the body. A stencil wouldn’t work in this case, so it’s all freehand.
“Once it was done, the tattoo was simple,” he added.
“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!
“Definitely a great conversation starter. His wife loves it too.”
After completing the session, Gunther shared his hands-on work on social media and it has since gone viral, earning over 11,000 views on TikTok alone.
In response to the video, the artist was praised by commenters for his unique inking.
One social media user joked, “Save a fortune on sneakers.”
“Wow, good man [to do] both feet,” wrote another, clearly stunned by the client being able to handle the pain of tattooing their feet.
“Crazy as hell, love it,” one viewer shared.
“They will last you forever,” said another.
“A little flex seal on the soles and it’s ready,” another commenter commented.
Last month, Dean’s efforts were rewarded when he won the Best in Show award at the Liverpool Tattoo convention with an African-inspired tattoo that took him three days to complete.
Meanwhile, he recently teased his next tattoo design with his followers and said it would be one of the most emotional pieces he’s ever attempted to draw in hopes of raising cancer awareness.