Silvia Castro Pérez pursued her dream job as an architect until it felt like a creative dead-end. Then she taught herself how to tattoo, opening up a new world of possibilities.
One Brooklyn-based, immigrant-run tattoo parlour is transforming bodies into a protest space for freedom of choice in the age of Trump.
When it comes to queer tattoo culture, the customer isn’t just another blank canvas. This is an empathetic exchange that allows non-conformists to express their identity.