Hitchhiking Artist Gets Tattoo For Every Car That Doesn’t Pick Him Up

This hitchhiker’s earning his stripes — or something like that.

French artist Tony Weingartner is sticking his thumb up around the world this year. His latest “work” included possibly his most painful hitchhiking experience this year: a tattoo on his rib for every car that passed without picking him up, Animal New York reports.

He and his partner Chifumi uploaded a video to YouTube on Tuesday, showing his attempts to bum a ride on an unknown highway. Indeed, for every car that passes Weingartner, his buddy pulls up a tattoo gun and marks a permanent tally just below his right arm.

It’s all part of a series the two call “Radical Drift.”

Weingartner winces in pain for every mark he receives. But eventually he does get picked up. The final count might surprise you.

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