Man tattoos shoes onto his feet because he’s ‘tired of paying’ for new ones

Man tattoos his favorite pair of Nike shoes onto his feet after he was tired of paying to replace his worn-out shoes.

Tattoo artist Dean Gunther, 34, used his incredible art skills to draw the design of the trainers onto the man’s feet before making the ink permanent and creating a strange but impressive illusion.

Dean, who is originally from Bellville in South Africa but moved to the UK five years ago, recently went viral for tattooing a realistic six-pack onto a man’s stomach, but his latest project is even more bizarre.

He said of his creation: “I wanted to create the illusion that the person is wearing shoes, even though he’s bare feet. It will definitely make you look twice.”

Dean – who set up his own tattoo studio in Greater Manchester called DG Tattoo Art – found the trainer design his customer liked best, viewed the image in 360 degrees, and then drew the design onto the client’s foot freehand.

The piece took Dean around two hours to draw and another eight hours to tattoo onto both feet.

He added: “Drawing the tattoo on my free hand was the most challenging part. I had to make sure everything flowed with the contours of the body. A stencil would not work in this case, so it’s all freehand.

“He’s tired of paying for shoes, so he decided he will get his favorite pair of Nikes tattooed on him and he can see the funny side to it! Definitely a great conversation starter. His wife loves it too.”

The artist shared his creation on TikTok and Instagram.