Our programming provides arts education, centers marginalized voices, provides cultural diplomacy and creative employment …
Our aim is to equip young adults with entrepreneurial skills to build and sustain a lucrative creative lifestyle & career.
IN ALL THINGS, WE DOIN' IT
FOR THE CULTURE
These scholarships provide eligible economically disadvantaged and returning young adults who have the least access to such experiences a way to build, expand, and leverage their creativity into a lucrative trade and sustainable business.
Black Tattoo Culture Con is the only three-day experiential
African-centered diasporic tattoo gathering of its kind -
A modern day art festival with an Ubuntu vibe that celebrates the renaissance of diasporic tattoo artistry bringing together artists, instructors, scholars, and enthusiasts of the ancient art medicine hosted in Washington, DC.
The event features a festive celebration of Black tattoo culture in the forms of
Tattoo, Media, Art, Fashion, Community Conversation, and Philanthropy.
Come learn from trusted industry leaders in a fun and safe environment while connecting with your tribe.
Enjoy tattoo demonstrations, workshops led by experiential artists, healers, and creative visionaries, tattoo brand activations … and so much more!
Our inaugural annual celebration honors the life force of Chris Mensah, founder of Pinz-n-Needlez Tattoo
a past premier institution for Black tattoo talent -
founded in 2006 along DC's Black Broadway - the historic U Street Corridor.
“Tattoo Rants, Raves & Rituals” is a spiritually curated tattoo podcast, hosted by Imani K Brown. It's intention is to serve as an archive and ethnographic study of Black tattoo culture history - to document, preserve & educate about the artistry and its relation to entrepreneurship, relationship with Black spirituality and its applicability in modern times.
We offer an insightful blend of personal narratives, enlightening interviews with industry experts & OG's, and ancestral insight.
This podcast is not just a journey; it's an awakening of old ways.
“Tattoo Rants, Raves & Rituals” invites you to embark on a journey of venerating the creative languages and culture of your ancestors.