Meet Tim: a former tattoo-parlour manager from Zurich, and a work of art. ‘My back is the canvas,’ he says, ‘and I am the temporary frame.’ When he dies, the image on his back, a tattoo by artist Wim Delvoye, will be removed and handed over to the owner.

Since 2011, Tim has sat at Mona for over 3,500 hours.

Header image: Tim​, 2006–08, Wim Delvoye