P.ink Day 2014:

It has been an emotional few days since the 2nd Annual P.ink Day Event on Friday, 10.10.2014. I would like to thank every single person that volunteered their time, their skills, their tattoo shops, their coffee shops, their photography, and all the other donations made to create this fantastic event.

I am consistently amazed by the strength, perseverance, and absolutely contagious positive attitude of the breast cancer survivors I encounter. This year, I worked with Christine. She is the epitome of the attributes I just mentioned. We spent a good portion of the day laughing and joking around, but it was never lost why we were there.

My fellow artists and I helped to heal. We helped to change the way survivors see themselves. We helped bring focus to a cause that needs to be talked about more and more. A cause that shouldn’t be hidden from the spotlight because some view topless women as indecent. We artists are not the brave ones, though.

These women should be put on pedestals. Look at them. Look at their scars. Look at what they have gone through. See their determination to beat this disease. See their domination of cancer. See their reclamation of self. See them stand up in the spotlight, stand up to fear and potential ridicule, to help other women in the same situation.

We should all hope to be so strong when faced with our own adversities.

Christine AfterChristine’s Tattooed Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy.
Photos courtesy Christine G.

P.ink at Gristle 101014Artists and Survivors. Thank you to Gristle Tattoo for allowing the Brooklyn P.ink Event to take place at your shop. Photo courtesy Christine G.

Tattooing Christine 101014 2Christine and I just getting started. Photo courtesy Christine G.

Diane DeJesus and I 101014Diane DeJesus and I. She organized the Brooklyn P.ink Event. Thank you, Diane! I look forward to working with you in the future.

P.ink Lydia Photo 1Finalizing the stencil on Christine. Photo by Lydia Perez DeJesus.

P.ink Lydia Photo 2Tattooing Christine. Photo by Lydia Perez DeJesus.

Christine and I 101014Finished Product. What an amazing day! Photo courtesy Christine G.

Happy October!

Here’s a piece I finished up today. Thank you, David, for letting me tattoo this cute little Brooklyn Brownstone on you! Complete with potted flowers on the stoop. Love it. Today is my first day back at work since last week. I was super-sick! Thank you to all those who have rescheduled appointments. I appreciate your flexibility and am really excited about starting all these fun, new projects that are coming in!

David Brownstone WM

Last Week to Schedule Consultations for 2014:

If you have not already been in touch with me about scheduling a consultation for October and would like to be tattooed this coming Winter/Spring, please do so soon! I will only be scheduling new consultation appointments until September 20th.   I estimate I’ll be booked into March/April after these new appointments are made.  That means no more consultations for six months.  If you are interested in being tattooed by me next year at all, now is a good time to get in on the Summer/Fall 2015 Waiting List.

Thank you to my wonderful clients! You are incredible!

Here are a couple new pieces I’ve been working on.  Enjoy!

~J

 

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Happy September:

Hello Friends!

I’m trying out a new look for the site!

Here are a few recent additions to my portfolio.  I am completely obsessed with doing space/galaxy/nebula tattoos right now.  Anyone who is interested should get in touch with me ASAP.  In fact, anyone who is interested in being tattooed by me at all should get in touch ASAP! I have a few open spaces left for this round of consultations, which will be held early October.
Space Panther WMI’ll be out-of-town this weekend. Headed to Rhode Island with my biffle for our annual weekend getaway.  If anyone up that way wants to hang, shoot me a message.  I’m stoked to visit my beloved, little Aquidneck Island again!

See you next week!

~Joy

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