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Artist who specialises in tattooing the roof of people’s MOUTHS shows off his unique artwork 

A tat-toothy smile! Artist who specialises in tattooing the roof of people’s MOUTHS shows off his unique artwork

  • Tattoo artist Indy Voet works at The Purple Sun tattoo parlour in central Brussels doing unique mouth inkings  
  • He uses ‘hand poking’ technique which uses a tattoo gun where the needle is hand powered not electric
  • Voet claims that 90 per cent of people describe these tattoos as being almost painless despite the location

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A Belgian artist who specialises in tattooing the roof of people’s mouths has shown off his unique artwork. 

Indy Voet, who works at The Purple Sun tattoo parlour in Brussels, is well known for doing permanent tattoos in unconventional places – including on people’s fingers and behind their ears.

However his most unique skill is doing roof of the mouth tattoos which he has been designing for around five years.

Indy Voet, who works at The Purple Sun tattoo parlour in Brussels, is well known for doing mouth tattoos including this one of a spider

Indy does tattoos in uncommon places including on people's fingers and behind their ears, but this woman opted for a moon tattoo on the roof of her mouth

Indy does tattoos in uncommon places including on people’s fingers and behind their ears, but this woman opted for a moon tattoo on the roof of her mouth 

Indy has a huge portfolio and has done a range of designs for his clients including this man's roof of the mouth tattoo of red lips

Indy has a huge portfolio and has done a range of designs for his clients including this man’s roof of the mouth tattoo of red lips 

He uses a technique called hand poking which involves using a tattoo gun where the needle is hand powered rather than electric.

Voet – who now has a huge portfolio – is a former body piercing artist with around ten years experience and says that the transition to doing tattoos in uncommon places felt ‘natural’.

‘I don’t really use anything other than a needle and some dexterity, combined with the trust of my client,’ Indy told Inked Magazine. 

He added that using a tattoo machine would be too harsh on such a sensitive body part.  

He developed his own technique called hand poking which involves using a tattoo gun where the needle is hand powered rather than electric. This man chose a unique design for his roof of the mouth tattoo

He developed his own technique called hand poking which involves using a tattoo gun where the needle is hand powered rather than electric. This man chose a unique design for his roof of the mouth tattoo

Using a normal tattoo machine for these intricate designs would be too painful. Pictured is one man's tribal marking tattoo

Using a normal tattoo machine for these intricate designs would be too painful. Pictured is one man’s tribal marking tattoo

Voet also claims that 90 per cent of people describe these tattoos as being almost painless or at least, 'very easy to handle.' Pictured is a line design that one woman chose for her mouth tattoo

Voet also claims that 90 per cent of people describe these tattoos as being almost painless or at least, ‘very easy to handle.’ Pictured is a line design that one woman chose for her mouth tattoo

Voet also claims that 90 per cent of people describe these tattoos as being almost painless or at least, ‘very easy to handle’.

However around 10 per cent complain mostly about jaw muscle ache, from keeping their mouth wide open for long periods of time.

Tattoo parlours in Germany were allowed to reopen on May 18 after being shut for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. This woman chose a unique line design for her mouth tattoo

Tattoo parlours in Germany were allowed to reopen on May 18 after being shut for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. This woman chose a unique line design for her mouth tattoo

This man - who also appears to have two matching tattoos on his eye-lids - chose to have a swear word tattooed on the roof of his mouth

This man – who also appears to have two matching tattoos on his eye-lids – chose to have a swear word tattooed on the roof of his mouth

The Belgian artist says: ‘The healing is like any other mouth tattoo or piercing—don’t have anything too spicy, no strong liquor and be careful what you put in your mouth for a couple of days. 

‘Other than that, the natural resources of the mouth do the rest.’   

Tattoo parlours in Belgium were allowed to reopen on May 18 after being shut for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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