With her Tattoo-me boots, Emily Jane Atkinson has developed a way of tattooing oneself without the use of inks and needles. The boots have changeable linings. Each of them have a different pattern on and when worn they leave an imprint on the legs, thus creating a temporary tattoo. Each lining depicts a rite of passage, the cherry symbolises losing your virginity, and it can also be used to allow your partner to know that you are ready for a sexual relationship. The butterfly symbolises coming of age and the doves symbolise new beginning.
Check the boots and other works by design students of Goldsmith College until June 5, at The Old Truman Brewery, in London.