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Welcome! ようこそ! I'm a tattoo artist, illustrator, (bitter)sweet lolita & overall colorful chick with dreams of tattooing in Japan, iPukeKAWAII! Here is my happy place of tattoos & art, fashion, and fandoms. Feel free to click the links below to see what I do! I like cats ... a lot (猫が大好きよ! =^.^=) & I speak English and Japanese (英語と日本語を話せて、大丈夫ですね。オーケ!), so please feel free to give me a shout and thanks for stopping by. Please don't be a stranger!

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    erotica x Sherlock Holmes ~ #ipukekawaii #wip (www.jetadoreipbrand.com)

    erotica x Sherlock Holmes ~ #ipukekawaii #wip (www.jetadoreipbrand.com)

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    #ipukekawaii  #wip 

    dynamicafrica:

    Spotlight: Photographer Damion Reid and the “Beauty of the Black Woman” Project.

    How do you describe what a black woman is? How do you even begin to define her?

    You don’t. You leave that up to her.

    As black women, as black people, we are well aware of our complexities - whether inherited or otherwise. What’s more, despite our differences being used to divide and separate us, whether through experience or heritage, history has played out in such a way that we are and will always be connected to each other in ways words cannot even begin to describe. As romantic as this may sound, and though there is so much beauty in who we are, there’s a lot of pain that we are still forced to triumph through. Despite all this, as we combat that which has manifested in our lives through both structural and internal racism, it’s so important that we look for ways to find and recreate ourselves on our terms.

    Living in a world where black women have to constantly defend their existence and personally find ways to continuously reaffirm their beauty and self-worth, it’s hard not to love what Damion Reid does.

    As a Communications Major, Reid was, to say the least, troubled by the negative images and stories he’d often come across of Black women and Black people in the Diaspora. In the Spring of 2002, armed with his camera and desire to show the multi-faceted reality of Black women, he began approaching women he’d see in public in an attempt to capture the “Beauty of the Black Woman.”

    Ridding himself of mainstream notions of what beauty is or is supposed to look like, Reid opted to go for something deeper when approaching women, "I share a spiritual bond with Black Women. They are the only people that can understand what me a Black Male goes through. That is beauty to me. I go with my feelings. If it feels right to approach someone, I will do it."

    So far, the responses Reid has received have been incredibly positive and wonderfully surprising, “Sometimes the Women are shocked that I want to photograph them. They were not used to be called beautiful, much less photographed.”

    For Reid, this is a “never-ending project.” He does plan on taking things further and is currently working on a project that concerns Black men in the Diaspora. 

    All photos courtesy of Damion Reid.

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    albinwonderland:

mahouprince:

tokyo-fashion:

What Harajuku Girls Look Like These Days
New video about modern Japanese decora
fashion by Refinery29! We helped to connect the producers with the Harajuku kids for this video. I’m very happy that they treat the subculture - and the people in it - with respect. We never know how things will turn out when we connect foreign media to Harajuku subcultures, but this one is well done. Please check out the video!

This honestly was such a good watch! It is always a bit scary sometimes when people do informational pieces on fashions like decora because you worry how they are going to perceive it but I can honestly say this was a good piece. It was so nice to see how the japanese decora cuties feel about their fashion and it was also cool that they compared it to how decora originally looked when it began. I guess Im just so glad that decora is a fashion thats still alive and kicking (even if its just in small groups) because its a fashion that makes me so extraordinarily happy. 

A great watch! Brought me back to the FRUiTS livejournal days <3

    albinwonderland:

    mahouprince:

    tokyo-fashion:

    What Harajuku Girls Look Like These Days

    New video about modern Japanese decora
    fashion by Refinery29! We helped to connect the producers with the Harajuku kids for this video. I’m very happy that they treat the subculture - and the people in it - with respect. We never know how things will turn out when we connect foreign media to Harajuku subcultures, but this one is well done. Please check out the video!

    This honestly was such a good watch! It is always a bit scary sometimes when people do informational pieces on fashions like decora because you worry how they are going to perceive it but I can honestly say this was a good piece. It was so nice to see how the japanese decora cuties feel about their fashion and it was also cool that they compared it to how decora originally looked when it began. I guess Im just so glad that decora is a fashion thats still alive and kicking (even if its just in small groups) because its a fashion that makes me so extraordinarily happy. 

    A great watch! Brought me back to the FRUiTS livejournal days <3

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    — 6時間前・リアクション6593件
    #decora