Tucson’s only nonprofit tattoo shop, Spark Project Collective, is gearing up to attempt a remarkable feat: breaking the Guinness World Record for the most tattoos completed in 12 hours by 12 artists.
The record stands at 836 total tattoos, achieved by Alessandra Bonacorsi’s team of artists in Italy. Spark Project Collective aims to surpass this milestone by completing a staggering 900 tattoos, potentially becoming the first in the United States to achieve this feat in almost a decade.
The record-breaking attempt is scheduled for Friday, October 13th, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will occur at the Tucson Expo Center, located at 3750 E. Irvington Road. The event is open to the public, and attendees can explore nearly 100 vendor booths.
Spark Project Collective plans to schedule at least 450 participants to achieve their ambitious goal, each receiving two tattoos. Bookings are priced at $100 per person, and all tattoos must be prepaid and reserved through the Spark Project Collective website. Participants must check in an hour before their appointment, and they are welcome to get multiple tattoos.
The tattoos offered are approximately 4 square inches, measuring 2 inches in height and 2 inches in width, and they can be placed on one arm or leg or distributed between both. The color palette is limited to black and red. Detailed images of the available tattoo designs are available on the Spark Project Collective website.
To meet the strict requirements set by the “Guinness Book of World Records,” no alterations or changes to the tattoo designs will be allowed. These tattoos feature shading, saturation, and intricate elements, making them unique and visually appealing.
One of the shop’s tattoo apprentices, Jena Haro, expressed excitement about participating in the world record attempt. She emphasized how owner Johnny Vasquez motivates the team to strive for excellence and embrace challenges. Haro views this event as an opportunity for personal growth and exploration of new artistic horizons.
Sarah Drottz, another experienced tattoo artist at Spark Project Collective, anticipates a significant boost in her career following the record-breaking attempt. She is eager to showcase her artwork and believes Spark will become a dominant force in the industry.
In addition to booking tattoos and piercings at the event, Spark Project Collective also seeks volunteers to support this historic endeavor. Interested individuals can sign up to volunteer on the Spark Project Collective website.
To express gratitude for participants’ involvement in the record-breaking attempt, commemorative keychains will be distributed as tokens of appreciation.
The Tucson community is invited to witness this extraordinary event that combines artistry, dedication, and a pursuit of excellence in the world of tattoos.