Lexus creates the world’s first tattooed car. It was reached designed by a British tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe. The tattoo was made on the 2020 UX.
Lexus says the one-off creation is inspired by the “fine craftsmanship and traditional Japanese artistry” and has been designed and created by leading London tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe and her husband Yutaro. The couple got a boring white UX as a canvas and a Dremel drill tool in place of a fine tattooing needle. The main visual motif is the so-called koi coming from traditional Japanese art.
When you tattoo a person, you have to think about the muscles and tissue beneath the skin. With the car it was about the way the bodywork changes shape over the framework,” Claudia explains.
Tattooing a car isn’t cheap either, as Lexus estimates this bespoke work would cost “upwards of £120,000” (about $140,000). Lexus made a video featuring de Sabe explaining her work and showing the “tattooing” in progress. It’s worth a quick watch, so check it out below.