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EROS - Illustrated Temporary Tattoo Set


The first kind of love was eros, named after the Greek god of fertility, and it represented the idea of sexual passion and desire. In Greek myth it is a form of madness brought about by one of Cupid’s arrows. The arrow breaches us and we ‘fall’ in love, as did Paris with Helen, leading to the Trojan War and the downfall of Troy and much of the assembled Greek army.

In this #byngink set we look at eros at work in famous artworks in order to explore different attitudes and interpretations of sex, the body and intimacy.

Featured Works
The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife (1814), Hokusai
Together (2005), Louise Bourgeois
Au Naturel (1994), Sarah Lucas
The Kiss (1882), Auguste Rodin
Seven Figures (1985), Bruce Nauman

This special EROS collection includes:
5 x temporary tattoos and 1 x A6 collectible postcard in a high end red string & washer envelope, complete with #byngink temporary tattoo instructions.

The set features 5 original drawings recreated in digital print.
Designed and printed in Birmingham, UK.

EROS is part of our LOVE series exploring Greek words for some of the different types of love in our lives.