This summer season sees a pop-up tattoo studio in London’s Carnaby, arrange by worldwide charity ActionAid and main UK ladies tattoo artists. The studio is designed to be an “empowering house for Londoners to be a part of collectively, converse out and say #MyBodyIsMine”. It is going to additionally elevate funds for ActionAid’s work worldwide which incorporates ending violence towards ladies and women.
#MyBodyIsMine will probably be open from 13 August to 2 September at 5 Newburgh Avenue, Carnaby, London W1F 7RG. The retailer will probably be adorned with specifically commissioned art work of inspiring ladies ActionAid works with to alter attitudes and construct a greater, safer world.
Grace Impartial explains her involvement:
“I’ve all the time used my physique as an expression of my creativity and, to me, the human physique is gorgeous in all its varieties. I’ve additionally been very fortunate to be surrounded by sturdy and inventive ladies all through my life and that’s the reason it’s a actual honour to be concerned in ActionAid’s #MyBodyIsMine tattoo studio – to have a good time ladies around the globe who’re survivors of violence and who’re reclaiming their our bodies.”
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ActionAid works with native ladies leaders in over 40 international locations worldwide to guarantee that survivors of violence obtain the help they want and are in a position to entry justice for crimes towards them. ActionAid additionally works to alter attitudes and remodel legal guidelines in order that no girl has to stay in worry of violence.
Restricted-edition short-term tattoos, prints, t-shirts and notebooks impressed by the #MyBodyIsMine marketing campaign will probably be accessible to buy.
For many who don’t wish to take the tattoo-plunge on the ‘software station’, Boxpark’s Home of Henna will probably be accessible on Sundays and there may also be face portray on Saturdays.
A few of ActionAid’s movie star supporters are set to be working the tills on chosen days.
Frances Longley, Chief Govt at ActionAid UK mentioned:
“We’re served stark reminders each day that violence towards ladies and women persists in each group and inside each nation around the globe. At ActionAid, we imagine ladies and women have the correct to be free and to regulate their very own our bodies. By supporting the #MyBodyIsMine studio, we are able to reclaim our our bodies, stand with survivors and shine a highlight on violence towards ladies and women. The tattoos and the studio are short-term however their energy and impression will probably be everlasting.”
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