Tattoos

Culture

11 queer poc tattoo artists to follow now

A few of our favourite artists share their work and experiences as LGBTQI+ people of colour in the tattoo world.
Zio Baritaux
8.9.18
beauty week 2018

these hand-poked tattoos are queer, feminist, and fat-friendly

Seattle-based tattoo artist MKNZ advocates for inclusivity through her tattoos.
Zio Baritaux
6.13.18
Culture

francisca silva tattoos love poems to her wife abroad

Her minimal tattoo-poems engage with themes of queer love, sex, and separation.
Coco Romack
4.6.18
News

these new audio tattoos claim to let you play your ink out loud

Ink that really speaks to you.
Hannah Ongley
5.12.17
LGBT

how queer tattoo artists are creating community

Around the world, LGBTQI+ individuals are confronting trauma and conventions with needles and ink.
Cher Tan
4.3.17
News

mykki blanco got a ‘fuck trump’ tattoo

This has got to be one of the more productive ways to spend Inauguration Day.
Wendy Syfret
1.23.17
Halloween

this halloween, be inspired by the year’s most bizarre viral trends

Good news: 2016 has been great for high impact, low effort beauty moments.
Wendy Syfret
10.28.16
Thinkpieces

fashion face tattoos, a controversial history

Should we accept fashion’s experiments in face ink at, well, face value?
Alice Newell-Hanson
9.30.16
Culture

welcome to the ‘self love club’, instagram’s self care tattoo movement

What started as a personal tattoo, and reminder to appreciate and look after yourself, has inspired an international community founded on self care, appreciation and helping out your sisters — even if you’ve never met them.
Wendy Syfret
6.27.16
documentaries

a look at the influence of gangs and k-pop on korean beauty ideals

​In the final episode of Beyond Beauty, Grace Neutral meets a Korean gang member and a K-Pop superstar, to paint a more detailed picture of what influences the country's youth and their vision of modern beauty. While the older generation continue to...
i-D Staff
5.18.16
documentaries

what happens when you challenge korea's traditional idea of beauty?

In the latest episode of Beyond Beauty, Grace Neutral follows the emotional journey of one young South Korean girl, as she reveals her illegal tattoos to her parents. Through a number of dramatic body modifications, Grace has evolved from self...
i-D Staff
5.10.16
documentaries

exploring korea's illegal tattooing scene

In i-D's latest video series, tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral explores how younger generations are challenging traditional views around beauty and body image across the world. Through a number of dramatic body modifications, Grace has evolved...
i-D Staff
5.3.16