Jalen Frizzell, located in Montreal, has been tattooing for a total of 2.5 years. With limited formal artistic training, she is primarily self-taught in drawing and has worked as an apprentice tattooer for 1.5 years. Her inspiration comes from blaxploitation movie posters of the ’70s, neotraditional tattooing, Afrofuturism, vintage Black glamour, and the Surrealist painting movement. Her objective is to represent people of colour through the power of tattooing and to use bodily autonomy as well as self-expression to heal the invisible trauma caused by generations of colonial harm.
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