Have you ever tattooed a banana? No, I’m not asking if you permanently marked your body with a picture of a banana. Tattoing a banana entails a sharp-pointed tool grazing the skin of a banana peel, without puncturing through it entirely, to create art. It utilizes a natural process known as oxidation—a browning of the skin that’s exposed to oxygen—to draw.
Several artists have taken advantage of this visual transformation to produce their own creations on the sensitive, bruising skin of bananas. Check out these incredible works of art using simple simple tools like pushpins, toothpicks, and safety pins to scratch the surface of banana peels.