Tattoos

Culture

11 queer poc tattoo artists to follow now

A few of our favorite artists share their work and experiences as LGBTQI+ people of color in the tattoo world.
Zio Baritaux
8.8.18
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
6.12.18
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
4.5.18
Culture

photographing the cool kids of the 2018 milan tattoo convention

We went to the largest tattoo convention in Italy to photograph the people who have transformed their bodies into cutting-edge works of art.
Giorgia Imbrenda
Amanda Margiaria
2.22.18
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
Culture

the stick 'n' poke master tati compton on her first book

We chat with everyone's fave tattooer.
Clementine de Pressigny
4.18.17
News

grace neutral hits las vegas in search of an authentic tattoo experience

Our favorite alien prince his the streets of Sin City to explore — and expose — the dark tattoo culture hidden behind the lights.
Hannah Ongley
2.17.17
Thinkpieces

face tattoos in fashion: a controversial history

Should we accept fashion’s experiments in face ink at, well, face value?
9.30.16
Tattoos

grace neutral explores korea's illegal beauty scene (full film)

From the country's underground tattoo scene to the mainstream influences of K-Pop, gang culture, and plastic surgery, tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral explores how younger generations are challenging traditional views around body image in South...
i-D Staff
5.26.16
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 continues to...
i-D Staff
5.17.16
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