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BALAZS BERCSENYI x TWELVE
Community ARTifact Drop — Live May 12th, 2021 at 12:12 PST with Obtainable
THE RISE OF THE NFT SPACE
Humanity is experiencing a cultural renaissance. Cryptocurrencies are leading this awakening, with NFTs becoming the new art world phenomenon.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one of the latest iterations from the crypto world. They’re a digital asset designed to track ownership of a unique virtual item using blockchain technology. The majority of NFTs are built using one of two Ethereum token standards as they generally reside on the Ethereum blockchain. By March 2021, trading volumes for NFTs on Ethereum totaled more than $400 million.
The types of virtual items vary from a piece of art, vintage real estate, sports cards, and talismans. Their power lies in being able to sell their idea to a global audience. With no auction house or gallery, collectibles have fetched upwards of millions of dollars. Best of all, artists keep a greater portion of their profits.
But what makes NFTs revolutionary is how it is bridging the gap between the physical and the digital. Anyone can become an owner of in-game items and build digital capital in virtual worlds. For example, Decentraland, the first metaverse built on blockchain, allows for the creation and monetization of structures such as casinos, costumes, avatars, and even in-game currency.
Connection is made through communication. We communicate through social media, phones, and eye contact. NFTs are a tool like all the others — and allow us to form a digitally native connection in a virtual world. NFTs encapsulate us in an immersive experience within augmented reality.
NFTs are also morphing into the experiential realm. Meaning NFTs can be traded for real-world experiences. Balazs Bercsenyi, a tattoo artist from Hungary, is turning his tattooing skills into an experience-based concept NFT. A digital representation of a creative concept, it is redefining what it means to experience life in both a virtual and physical space.
Balazs Bercsenyi is one of the world’s most in demand tattoo artists.
The 32-year old Hungarian artist has a distinct and meticulous style that reflects his unique chosen life path. At the age of 25, Balazs landed in a crossroads. He could either stay in Budapest and open his own studio or continue to push the boundaries of possibility.
He chose the latter and applied to the world-renowned Bang Bang, one of New York City’s famous tattoo parlors riddled with star-studded visits. Having tattooed A-list celebrities like Lewis Hamilton, Orlando Bloom, and Winni Harlow, Balazs soon became renowned for his artistic work.
His tattooing style is influenced by ritual, spirituality, sacred geometry, the occult, and sculpture. He is an industry leader in single needle and fine line black and grey talisman tattoos, which have become his trademark signature for independent art projects.
Balazs’ life revolves around the fusion of two passions: spirituality and art. As a tattoo artist, he weaves the timeless threads of mythology onto time-bound canvases. He’s recently begun exploring new realms, including jewelry design, painting, and NFT concept creation. Throughout his work, Balazs aims to bridge the gap between ancient traditions and modern art forms to invoke personal transformation.
Nothing is constant, permanent, or stable throughout the universe except change itself.
Art installations are a way for artists to create stories in a physical space. But now, we’re confronted with two changing variables. The first, tattoos, which forgo the traditional, tangible art pieces found hanging on walls. Secondly, how this new-age art form can drape a virtual space, instead of the physical one.
Obtainable is exhibiting Balazs’s artwork in a new virtual metaverse and connecting it to a unique story, written by the NFT owner. Turning tattoo illustrations into 3D artwork and back, allows us to amplify a tattoo’s meaning. Displayed under a digital exhibit, each piece now has a universal home that transcends Balazs and his clients. But exchanged for a tattoo in the physical space, these Artifacts give NFT owners a hand in the evolution of each piece. After the pieces are sold, each decision becomes a chapter in a collective journey.
TWELVE CONNECTS US
One year, Six stories, Your choice
Balazs is dedicating this year to creating immersive experiences through his art. These will be the only tattoos created by him in 2022.
TWELVE is an NFT experience that builds a new layer onto individual tattoo sessions. The NFT can be exchanged for a tattoo, one of only six created by Balazs in 2022. Or it can be kept as a singular piece of art. By holding all six coins, or a 1-of-1, you write the next chapter of the story.
Odysseus’s journey is the human journey home
— Shining a light on ego and the duality of life.
— Stories awaken us to the beauty of the struggle by allowing us to peer through a new perspective.
— The golden coins are the first in a two-part series that make up the key to Odysseus’s escape. ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ is a unique invitation to create the second chapter of the story. You decide how to interweave the digital universe within your real life experience.
— The first of six. Each coin can carry one of two meanings. They are either part of a ticket to a tattoo session, or a token for an obtainable artifact. The choice is yours.
— The second of six. Each coin can carry one of two meanings. They are either part of a ticket to a tattoo session, or a token for an obtainable artifact. The choice is yours.
— The third of six. Each coin can carry one of two meanings. They are either part of a ticket to a tattoo session, or a token for an obtainable artifact. The choice is yours.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
— The eternal struggle of the ego is a raging battle in our minds. It’s a treasure trove of growth, a never ending holy crossroads. This 1-of-1 artifact is also a ticket to a tattoo session, anywhere in the world.
Each ARTifact is part of a ticket to a tattoo session anywhere in the world.
THE JOURNEY OF AWAKENING…
Part 1/2 drops in this series: TWELVE by Balazs Bercsenyi. On this quest you have the ability to unlock your destiny by the pieces you obtain. Six coins in total will be released and three people will have the option to burn/rarefy these pieces to obtain a 1 of 1 NFT. These 1 of 1 artifacts will be redeemable for 1 of 6 exclusive tattoo sessions by Balazs during 2022. These are the only sessions that Balazs will book for the year. There is a seventh session that can can be redeemed by finding the “easter egg” during the drops.
Obtain any 1/1 Balazs NFT and receive a golden ticket for a tattoo session with him. Balazs will only offer 6 tattoo sessions during the year of 2022. Exclusive to the holders of the 1/1 NFTs
By the way…
there is an easter egg hidden within the art pieces. The answer is hidden within plain sight.