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Safety Pins's Blog – April 2013 Archive (4)

Sugar & Spikes Tattoo of the Week: Mynheer Noir

Mynheer Noir is a 31-year-old budding photographer based in Inwood, NY. His personal style could easily have him in front of the camera as well. I recently had the opportunity to work with him on a photo shoot and immediately noticed he was heavily tatted. We started chatting about ink and our upbringing. What I found particularly interesting is that being a man of color he was actually raised in a family with artists and musicians that encouraged his alternative choices in art…

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Added by Safety Pins on April 23, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

"Confessions of a Hair Weave Addict"

The Huffington Post recently published a piece called "Confessions of a Hair Weave Addict" in which filmmaker Erikka Yancy shares her thoughts about her relationship to her hair and about the fact that she's used hair weaves for most of her life.

Excerpts: "Before anyone gets upset I am not saying that women who get hair weaves have fantasies of being white. This is…

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Added by Safety Pins on April 19, 2013 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Janelle Monae by Kwaku Alston for Essence Magazine

Stunning images of Janelle Monae by photographer Kwaku Alston are floating around the web. They're from the photo shoot they did for the current issue of Essence Magazine. Alston says that they are inspired by "sci-fi dreams and colorful space travel". "Ultimately, I wanted to capture my original vision: Janelle Monae lands on Mars. She flies over Malibu via balloon transport (I didn’t have the funds for a 10 foot UFO), floating in a haze of pastel colors, and lands on an old…

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Added by Safety Pins on April 17, 2013 at 6:39am — 6 Comments

Sugar & Spikes Tattoo of the Week: Kevin Wallace

Meet tattoo model Kevin Wallace! I met Kevin at an audition searching to feature tattoo models in a new project called AMPED 360. This guy oozes style and when he entered the room you can feel his confidence radiating off of him. Not only did the other female models take notice for obvious reason, I also watched the casting directors gush over how handsome and awesomely tatted he is. In an audition room where there was mostly Caucasian tatted hopefuls, I must say...I felt pretty…

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Added by Safety Pins on April 1, 2013 at 8:25am — 2 Comments

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