Nature-Inspired Tattoos Made of Thousands of Tiny Dots Mimic Scientific Drawings
Argentina-based tattoo artist Luciano Del Fabro uses a minimalist aesthetic to depict the beauty of the natural world. Carefully etched animals, trees, and skulls are completed in black ink with countless minuscule dots stippled to add three-dimensional form. Del Fabro’s hand is so light, that at times, these dots mimic thin, elegant lines. It’s only upon close inspection that we see he’s individually poked every tiny circle.
According to the original instructions on David’s website:
Dot #1- Draw and fire one string of 5 rounds for best group. One hole if possible, total 5 rounds.
Dot #2- Draw and fire 1 shot, holster and repeat X4, total 5 rounds.
Dot #3 and 4- Draw and fire 1 shot on #3, then 1 shot on 4, holster and repeat X4, total 8 rounds.
Dot #5- Draw and fire string of 5 rounds, strong hand only, total 5 rounds.
Dot #6 and 7- Draw and fire 2 shots on #6, then 2 on #7, holster, repeat X4, total 16 rounds.
Dot #8- From ready or retention, fire five shots, weak hand only, total 5 rounds.
Dot #9 and 10- Draw and fire 1 shots on #9, speed reload, fire 1 shots on #10, holster and repeat X3, total 6 rounds.
“When you can do this clean on demand, extend the length or start timing and work on speed but maintaining accuracy. If a single shot is missed, you flunk. Only hits count and only perfect practice makes perfect.”
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and everybody cheer, we’ve managed somehow, friends, to make it through another year. Let’s stay up late, let’s celebrate, and then count down from ten, ‘cause tomorrow when we wake up, guys, the whole thing starts again!