I got the idea from a question asked on 'fuck yeah chicks with tattoos'... and it made me think... there really aren't a lot of pictures of black chicks with tattoos easily accessible in one place on the internet.... If you are a woman, a girl, a grrrl, a female who identifies with being a person of colour and you have tattoos, send them here!
so i made a place for them!
I've also branched off into posting girls of other ethnic backgrounds, as well as art... this blog isn't just about showing black chicks anymore, I'm here to showcase all minorities!
((the icon is of my unfinished back piece, taken a yearish ago))
April 18th 2011: I've decided to finally change the name and url of this site... Colourd Girls With Ink... it abbreviates better...
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Karyn Washington, founder of the For Brown Girls blog, has died of an apparent suicide, reports MadameNoire.com. The influential blogger was only 22 years old.
Washington’s blog celebrated self-love, particularly among dark-skinned women. She also launched the #DarkSkinRedLip project after rapper A$AP Rocky suggested that darker-skinned women should avoid crimson lips. Following her lead, thousands of women of color posted photos of themselves proudly rocking red lips using the hashtag.
While working earnestly to empower women of all races and colors, Washington was also dealing with personal struggles. According to a friend, she had been battling depression and was also finding it hard to deal with the loss of her mother.
Black women, who often shoulder so much burden and to admit any weakness of the mind and body is to be considered defective. Vulnerability is not allowed. Tears are discouraged. Victims are incessantly blamed. We are hard on our women, and suffer as a result.
When your community tells you that you’re better off praying than seeking the advice of medical professionals and medication, you feel shame when you feel your mind is breaking. There is no safe place. To admit to any mental frailty is to invite scorn and mockery.
Mental Illness is Real