Hi friends old and new!
I am Imani (イマーニ) K. Brown, international tattoo artist/ illustrator. I am a creative, a dreamer & a go getter. I am also a girl boss.
Welcome to my colourful and kawaii tattoo blog, Hello #TATTUESday! A FOR melanin, BY melanin tattoo blog about … tattoos & stuff. ^^
Just like my personal blog, Gambare ipukekawaii!, there will be a mix of tattoo shares that directly relate to my kawaii equation, tattoos/ art + Japanese culture = myKawaii
I am proud to say that on the professional front, I have finally secured my creative atelier and working hard daily to bring my kawaii culture hub vision to life. Little INKPLAY Shop, YOKOSO!!!! You can read more about #supportLIPS and my building adventures to get to this point here.
Getting to my mid-step was only step ONE! I also want to build my personal brand from here to Japan! So, while in this space, I will be suiting up to get organised and blossoming (outwardly) into a colourful and kawaii creative.
I hope you’ll join me for the ride with all of the up’s and downs. But more importantly, for the growth!
Since I am visual, this blog WILL be super photo heavy! I also promise to do my best to keep it fun, creative, and informative so that you enjoy your time here.
I am a helpful person, by nature and love sharing. So I hope something shared here will encourage and inspire you! Hopefully over time, this blog will morph into a trusted tattoo resource for all my melanin peeps! We NEED it! <3
Also, please know that here, my home is your home! I invite you to share or comment on anything that moves you here, otherwise, kick back and enjoy ~ ^^
My Keep Reading Disclaimer: I totally understand that this blog just appeared out of the cyber sky, so keep reading for more about me and what I hope to babble about here.
Online, I am better known as ipukekawaii.
As a tattoo artist and illustrator I use blogging as a way to open up and connect with the rest of the world. I won’t bore you with a lot of basic information about myself … I just want to tell you about my namesake and assure of some things. ^^
For all the logistics, please feel free to visit my about and read more, if you’d like. ^^
I promised not to bore you, so for more about my personal life including my namesake (ipukekawaii), creativity, goal-setting, self care, and kawaii life start here.
It’s GIVE-a-WAYTime! <3
In Japan, there’s a saying ~
お客さんは神様です。Customers are like gods.
The sentiment simply relays that without customers, businesses – small business, independent business, thriving artists/ creatives, etc – would not be where they are. You are our gods, breathing life into us with every purchase, every belief, share about my work, etc. You’re the reason I am not a “starving artist” and making sure that we survive.
For that, I want to say THANK YOU!
I don’t often do tattoo deals and discounts, but who wouldn’t want $150 tattoo gift certificate, right?! Below are the mechanics for you to get the goods!
#INKPLAY Customer Appreciation Mechanics
for $150 tattoo gift certificate redeemable Aug-Dec 2016
to Hello #TATTUESday blog HERE
ALL give-a-way sponsors (HA! You probably thought I put this together alone?! NOPE! Now let’s spread the love ^^)
this post on the platform of YOUR choice, i.e. FB, IG, Twitter, Tumblr (sharing buttons are at the bottom of this post for your convenience)
on this post (any message will do) to tell me that you’ve joined (just ONE please) <- necessary for a future give-a-way raffle that you probably don’t want to miss!
your gift certificate HERE
*new & repeat customers welcomed!
**must be 18 or older to participate
Let’s Get Social
Blogging won’t be my only source of connecting, but I would ideally like it to be a main one. However, I want to invite you to engage by also following any of my social media. Let’s be friends! ^^
Feel free to follow my blog on Bloglovin’ & for my Japanese homies, please remember that for my space, Nihongo OK! I welcome it <3
I hope you enjoy your stay and always remember to paint your day bright! Gambare~♡
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