tattoos done by hand, on friends, usually in exchange for art work, food, or something else.



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two plants (milkweed and aster) with blue and red circles (peace corps colours) for jace: representing a safe haven (which jace is), traded for a beautiful hand-made wood cutting board. jace offered to be a human canvas for me; these tattoos were a collaborative effort. 

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some stars in space, for clarence, traded for a drawing 

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a lil strawberry, for clarence, traded for a screen printed shirt

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"t4t", in custom fonts, for quentin and mika, a trans* powerhouse couple i am honoured to know

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a small globe, for gabe, when they visited me in march

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"hell bent", in custom lettering, on jackson, traded for a painting

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a square, for luke, as thanks for letting me stay in his dorm room in nyc

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a hand holding flowers, for alex, as a token of new friendship

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a red crown, for claire, a queen, traded for some beautiful lemon earrings


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everything is a-ok (kind of), for sarah, as always

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a forever running foot, a reminder for mika

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some words of wisdom from the norwegian show skam, for my best friend sarah

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flowers from the backyard of her childhood home, on sarah, traded for some homemade springrolls

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a happy rain drop, on ally

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