Motherland Ink

This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting, talking with and getting inked by artist Thom Gastelum! It was an awesome experience! Right off the bat, he got and appreciated my vision and was passionate about working on my new piece. While Band of Horses filled the room with ill tunes, Chuva, he and I discussed everything from childhood to our white girl crushes. Ha! Saturday was awesome. I had a good time with good people and left with a great, meaningful tattoo!

Thom is by apointment only. Click here to contact him!

What I got --- an homage.

"We ALL belong to Africa. It is the birthplace of humanity, where we learned to walk, to talk, to play.

As other continents drifted to their present positions, the Equator’s tropical warmth helped to make Africa the hothouse of evolution.

The fact that so called history conspired to keep Africans and non-Africans apart for so long is a tragedy.

Africa has been persistently misunderstood and misused by the rest of the world.

When journeying into the heart of Africa, you learn more about yourself!"


"Kente is the cloth of Kings and those of extreme importance."

2 comments:

chuva | September 8, 2010 at 10:53 AM

white girls

Mr. Fantastic | September 8, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Cradle of F'n Civilization.