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Skin Deep- Tattoo Snap Shot

Two of the tattoo artists at Barnstormers Studio in Ottawa, Ontario invited Minding the Body to come in and take some photos of their work. 155 more words

Fresh Ink: Daniel Johnson's "Resistance"

Resistance

They treat us like animals
Then crucify us
When we are angry
We are not the guilty ones
Our murderers walk free
And we are supposed to not be angry… 71 more words

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Fresh Ink: Khadijah Dennis' A Woman I Saw Once.

A Woman I Saw Once.

I learned to love her

in spite of of the empty spaces she very often found herself in over the past three years. 263 more words

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Fresh Ink: Kai Cheek's For The Sun

For the sun, but also for me. 

In so many ways, you are very much like me.

Helping plants and seeds grow.

Shining your light upon the dark places. 170 more words

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Fresh Ink: Two Haikus from King V

Black Boys, Black Joy/ Man, Brother, Boy and Their Definitions, #12

BRO, YOU BE LIKE STARS.

THEY SAY BLACK IS AN ABSENCE.

HOW? WHEN YOUR DREAMS SHINE. 110 more words

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Some essays take 4 years to write.

I mean, this one did. I turned it over and over again, like stones in water, finding things that glimmered and caught the sun. But there never felt like a real sense of cohesion. 220 more words

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Fresh Ink

Last week I was able to get some time with my lovely tattoo artist George and get this thigh piece started! To begin, I got a watercolour seaturtle which I had been wanting for so long!! 141 more words