Knawdy body art is inspired by Joel Alverez who created the Black Tape Project. For the last 10 Years, Jake and Kelly Bertelsen have tattooed art on peoples bodies at Bertelsen Tattoo in Montana. For the last year and a half they have also been creating body sticker art on nude models. They both had the privilege of meeting and working with Joel at one of his seminars and they absolutely love the art he does and teaches.
"Joel has created something really amazing, a new form of art. It's against the grain and there's a beauty to that. That's the same thing that drew me to tattooing. Also, not everyone sees it as art, but we do! This type of art doesn't even have a name yet. I love that, and I respect everyone out there creating art that's outside the box." -Jake Bertelsen
Our body art has one intention... Pushing the limits of art and inspiring others to do the same. It takes so much courage for these models to do this, and it ends up being so empowering for them. Not everyone will get it, but some will see art... just like we do.