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Above: Blackwork tattoo by Roxx 2Spirit. Floral tattoo by Joy Rumore.
On Monday -- P.Ink Day -- a group of truly exceptional tattooers, exceptional in their art and in their spirit, dedicated their time to transform mastectomy scars of kickass women into beautiful life-affirming creations. Just taking a look at Gigi Stoll's photos of what went down at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn that day, offers a glimpse into just how powerful and magical tattooing can be.
As I've posted here before, P.Ink or Personal Ink Project is an incredible resource that offers tattoo inspiration, ideas and info for breast cancer survivors. It also is a place where these women can research and perhaps even connect with skilled artists who can transform mastectomy scars into beautiful works of art. On Monday, P.Ink brought artists and survivors together in person, and picked up the tab via an Indiegogo campaign -- that still needs help with funding.
To learn more about P.Ink and the transformation of mastectomy scars from the perspective of the tattoo artist and the client, check this HuffPo video (below) featuring P.Ink's founder Noel Franus, artist Joy Rumore and Megan Hartman, whom Joy tattooed on Monday (tattoo shown above). Joy also blogged about her experience, which is a great read.
For all the inspiration and beauty, thank you, P.Ink and the artists who made it all possible: Stephanie Tamez, Virginia Elwood, Ashley Love, Michelle Tarantelli, Roxx, Shannon Purvis Barron, Nikki Lugo, Miranda Lorberer, Jen Carmean, and Joy Rumore.
In March, we wrote about the Personal Ink Project or P.INK, which is an incredible resource that offers tattoo inspiration, ideas and info for breast cancer survivors. It also is a place where these women can research and perhaps even connect with skilled artists who can transform mastectomy scars into beautiful works of art.I've had the pleasure of working with the P.INK team, in a small way, on this event. P.INK is a "nights-and-weekends passion project" of a handful of employees at the Boulder-based ad agency CP+B who had been affected by cancer. Their goal is to see this project expand, including more P.INK Days should this first event be a success.
On October 21, 2013, that connection will be made when 10 tattoo artists will tattoo scar-coverage or nipple-replacement tattoos on 10 breast cancer survivors at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn, NY.
You can help make this event happen by being a part of the crowd-funded project for as little as $10. There are also tons of perks for those who can give more. For $50, there's digital swag and temp tattoos. For $500, you get an art print of one of the tattoos you helpedg fund.
And the art is guaranteed to be stellar considering the line-up:
If you can't contribute, spread the word by sharing this page and using #PinkTattooDay. You can follow P.INK on Twitter and on Facebook.
Learn more about the project from the video below.
I've gotten some backlash from last week's "Best Ink" post for daring to even mention reality TV, so what better way to make it up to you than by sharing this tattoo video by the people who bring us Sesame Street and Downton Abbey (addicted!).
PBS's Off Book is a web series on the arts and those who make it and share it online. One of their latest videos is "Tattoos, the Permanent Art," which explores tattoo culture through interviews with super-skilled NY artists: Vinny Romanelli of Red Rocket Tattoos; Kiku of Invisible NYC; and Stephanie Tamez of Saved Tattoo.
Here's what PBS says of the video:
It seems that no matter how far we advance into the digital age, our bodies remain a place where we want to express ourselves. In this episode, we talk to three tattoo artists of differing styles. Vinny Romanelli embraces pop culture, tattooing detailed portraits of entertainment idols, Kiku works with the traditional Japanese form, and Stephanie Tamez embodies an eclectic mix of influences, with the occasional use of nice typography.It's a fantastic discussion of tattooing with thoughtful artists and a quick look into their work. And as expected of PBS, no drama.
Portrait of Sarah Wolfe (without border) by Bryce Ward
As I mentioned in my post on tattoos in the LGBT community, I'm featuring renowned tattoo artists in the community whose work I find inspiring. One such artist is Stephanie Tamez, who is part of the Saved Tattoo crew in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Stephanie works in a variety of styles, from Japanese to black & gray to etching-inspired work and much more. One of my favorite tattoo projects is the backpiece above on my dear friend Sarah Wolfe, who documented the tattoo on her fabulous Evolution of a Backpiece blog. See more images of her work by Bryce Ward here.
Stephanie Tamez hails from San Antonio, Texas where she worked as a graphic designer. She moved to San Francisco and learned how to tattoo while also working as an artist for Tower Records. In 2001, she made her way to New York and joined the NY Adorned family. In March, Stephanie joined Saved Tattoo.
Read more about Stephanie and her work on her blog.