Thomas Brouwer

Project: Arise

The design of the tattoo should once again arise from a story. Your story! Trough a confidential personal interaction I'll find the core of your own being, from which I create an illustration on the spot that can be immortalised on your skin.

Thesis: How can something be authentic?

Realizing that authenticity is an important aspect in art, I chose to research this topic to create a clear definition. Having stated that, I tried to find out how businesses use it to sell their brand, e.g. the so called 'Experience Economy'. Besides that, I did research in my own field. How do tattoo artists or illustrators maintain their authenticity? In the end I reflected these findings on myself and asked what makes me authentic and how can I maintain this?

Bachelor Graphic Design

Full Time

Part Time


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