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Express yourself: Meet the East Bay tattooists creating safe spaces for queer clients and artists alike

Tattooing has a long international history, but in the United States, it was popularized by sailors and soldiers in the 1800s. This legacy created a tattoo culture historically dominated by white men, but recently, this same body art has become an increasingly queer medium of expression. Today, queer tattooists in the Bay Area strive to create safe and comfortable experiences for other artists and their queer clients alike.