Jan Schekauski is an artist from Germany who had thought up an unusual project. But to do it, it required a monkey.
But where would he find one? After looking for a couple years, he finally met a person who knew someone with a pet monkey he could borrow.
Jan's dream project? To get a monkey to design his back tattoo. Because if you're going to have a dream, might as well make it weird.
For starters, Jan got some paint that the monkey could safely use to create its masterpiece. Now the monkey could get to work.
Next, the monkey dipped its hands and feet in the paint and crawled on Jan's back. Or as the monkey would call it, the canvas.
Did the monkey have any idea of the art it was creating? We're still not completely sure.
When it was all said and done, this was the design left behind by the monkey. It's random, but also oddly intriguing.
Next, the tattoo artist could begin turning the monkey's work into an actual tattoo. The first step? Tracing over the Jan's back with plastic.
After Jan washed off his back, the plastic was put back on it. Now the monkey's design can be traced onto Jan's skin.
Now that the design is in place, the artist is ready. Time to add color.
The artist then added color by referencing the monkey's work from before. So the job was finished by a human, because giving a needle to a monkey might not be a great idea.
And here's the final tattoo. It's strange, but it somehow works. Who knew monkeys were such great artists?
Want to see the full video of Jan going from a monkey on his back to getting it tattooed? You can watch the entire clip right here.