Bald Babes Ink is a team of black Trini women artists who create tattoos as a radical expression of self love. The Babes, Gesiye and Maya XL, are intuitive and collaborative in their creative process and use this to build meaningful connections with their community.
Honoring the Indigenous history of tattooing, Bald Babes Ink is committed to centering the experiences of people of color, women and queer folk. They are inspired by Caribbean culture, nature and the wonders of the universe.
What are some of the major misconceptions about tattoo artists and their art form?
Some people have misconceptions about tattooing pigmented skin. Some people get told that they can’t get coloured tattoos or their skin is too dark to get a tattoo but a lot of the time that’s not the case. Most of the information is from a White, Western perspective that portrays tattoos on dark skin as difficult or…