... the other Black experience

Tattoo artist Made Rich thinks you should "Think Before You Ink", and even launched a campaign of short documentaries and events to promote the idea.
He says:"Ironically it's a concept that is commonly overlooked by today's average tattoo seeker, 'Think Before You Ink'. With the sudden surge of tattoos up roaring as a fashion trend, few consumers take the time out to think about these life altering body modifications before getting under the needle. Even though tattoos are slowly becoming more accepted by the public, rarely will you pass by one without passing judgement, and that alone comes after race, gender and religion. Fortunately some have made a way for themselves despite how others may perceive them and have used their ink to their advantage in their daily and professional
lives. Time and preparation are essential for choosing the right tattoos, unlike a shirt or an accessory there is no return option, take the time to "Think Before You Ink" and make sure your tattoos complement your lifestyle."
Here's the first video from his campaign. What's your take on this? Should you "Think Before You Ink"?

Brittany SLAM X Think Before You Ink Vol. 1 from The Checkout on Vimeo.

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Comment by Bosanova Bill on November 10, 2011 at 10:00am

This website and many others like it are prime examples of why you should THINK before you ink.

Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on November 10, 2011 at 1:39am


You stated what I have tried to endorse in previous threads in a much more concise & poetic manner than I did.  And you fully live it. 

I stated as others have here, that some folks don't think before they ink.  And they end up with trendy, unoriginal, misunderstood "artwork" permanently embossed their body.  If more folks took your (and family here's) philosophy of think before you ink then we would see less wackness out there and more beautiful, stunning, original art & expression like what you and others have. 

Your body artwork is engaging, sexy, educational, original and most importantly yours alone.  Keep doing you and inspiring others to do themselves.

Comment by Pierre on October 19, 2011 at 9:04am

VERY simple. I knew since 06-07 that I wanted a tattoo. I got my first one on my birthday of this year; four years later, considering the SAME tattoo. I love what I have, and no one notices my tattoo until my shirt comes off. So it's discreet.


The second tattoo that I got means even more to me. It represents my autistic brother who used to always call me "lalybuh" (ladybug) when I was a child. He takes care of me and I take care of him. I want another tattoo, but I have always taken months, if not years, to think about my tattoo beforehand and this campaign follows right along with that thinking. When I get old & my tats don't look as amazing as they do, I'll still be proud of them. That's the sign of a good tattoo!

Comment by The Lyrical on October 18, 2011 at 1:21pm
I'm all for it! I got my first and only tattoo when I was 19. I used to be an MC so I wanted to pay tribute to what I love doing. Even though I don't rap anymore I'm still an MC at heart.  I think it all goes back to what are you trying to say when you get inked.
Comment by Mary Jane on October 18, 2011 at 10:47am
 never think just ink!
Comment by Mary Jane on October 18, 2011 at 10:46am
Comment by wordygrrl on October 15, 2011 at 4:07pm

I think, and think then think some can never over think the ink. I got my first then waited about 3 years for my second and finally got numbers three and four recently (after about eight years of thought) so take your time! Ms. Slam your tattoos are amazing..I've always been afraid to get color but yours looks stellar!!


Comment by Bosanova Bill on October 14, 2011 at 9:59pm

here is a pic of my one and only so far.  I want to get more of course!

Comment by Chelsea on October 14, 2011 at 7:34pm

I stand by this message 'think before you ink' plain and simple. Good vibes.

ps: I dig her tattoos a lot!



Comment by Mark Clemons on October 14, 2011 at 6:44pm
Hell Yeah! I still don't have any yet.


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