mykki blanco got a ‘fuck trump’ tattoo
This has got to be one of the more productive ways to spend Inauguration Day.
People have responded to the election of Donald Trump in different ways: some marched, some boycotted, and some got tattoos. Among this latter camp: rapper, poet and activist Mykki Blanco, who spent inauguration day having the words "FUCK TRUMP" tattooed on his chest. He shared a video of the process on Twitter, writing: "Dear @realDonaldTrump I am getting 'Fuck Trump' tattooed on my body right now in Paris as you become President. Xoxo you Billionaire Hoodrat."
Long outspoken around issues of civil and LGBTQ+ rights, he's been vocal about what the election of the 45th President of the United States says about the state of the US right now. Speaking to Sleek at the end of last year he reflected: "As a black American, I'm kinda glad that Trump happened, so people can realize how racist his supporters really are. And if you want your next generation to not be that way, or if you want people to actually understand these class and racial divides, we have to address the fact that this is how a large percentage of the country actually feels."
Text Wendy Syfret
Image via @MykkiBlanco