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adorning soul - tattoo apprenticeship finale fund
$2,726 raised
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Ended Apr 23, 2018
i'm sab, i'm a visual artist & writer making visual work for abundance to map the soul & lead your life in love. In 2017 I began working as a tattoo apprentice & now am in the last stages ~ and I need your help to complete it!

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i'm sab, i'm an artist & writer making work using symbols of abundance and growth to map the soul and cause you to lead your life with love. Through my lived experiences, my ancestral memory, my local environment, and visions of the unknown better future, I use my work as an offering to the many communities I am gratefully a part of.

My apprenticeship

After 5 years of contemplation I finally began a tattoo apprenticeship in late 2017 and have fallen in love with all of its potential for my work and my communities. Now that I am in the final stages, I am asking for your help!

I hope to be tattooing by mid-may 2018. Summer is coming!!! 


Melaninized, Queer, Femme in the tattoo community


as a QPOC femme artist working independently for 5 years now, there is a threshold to how I can disseminate my work, where sustainability and accessibility can intersect -- however, tattooing has found me many times inside this threshold; At the request of strangers, friends, family and followers all alike, I have designed over 50 tattoos for almost 5 years! I also have 11 tattoos done over 10 years, 9 of which were handpoked by my self; due to the lack of spaces in the city that know how to deal with melanin as a pigment or provide a comfortable vibe for femme-identified kin.

I am excited to be someone adding to the growing community of tattoo artists mitigating the lack of consideration in the wider field, and as an artist using the visual to adorn the body as it exists thru space, just as a painting or drawing in a room. I am committed to ensuring my work facilitates a safe space for all bodies, all genders, all expressions within the IBPOC community and the general patron community. Let's do this!

 What this fundraiser will cover

This fundraiser will cover the basic equipment needed to begin my own practice, as well as utility & studio-apartment fees (from where i'll be operating) for one month as I develop and gain clients to eventually stabilize on my own!

With your help i'll be able to manifest the soul-mapping and adornment suited for anyone who needs it, and participate in a practice that has always been steeped in ritual & responsibility.

A comprehensive breakdown of the expenses is available if you need to know.


Studio Sale as PERKS

Because I have a studio full of art that wants a new home, I've decided to offer some largely unseen work as "perks" for donating to this initiative. 

Most of these are exclusive to the fundraiser!

If  everything offered is claimed, I will add more! :) 

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Perks

$25 CAD + shipping
Protect Your Cypher - Silkscreen Tee
  • 5 claimed
  • 25 remaining
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Estimated delivery May 2018
A new Tshirt exclusive to the fundraiser. Protect Your Cypher - a design to keep your heart-centre safe, your body in good vibration, your area wearing energetic armour steeped in marigold on crisp 100% cotton.

Hand printed in studio
Edition of 30
Gildan Cotton Tee, archival, heat-sealed.
Unisex sizes. If your size is not available, please email me for a custom order, no extra charge.
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$40 CAD
Flash Tattoo Piece - Sheet 1
  • 4 claimed
  • 5 remaining
Estimated delivery May 2018
To celebrate the final stages of the apprenticeship and get the ball rolling, i've prepared 3 flash sheets with claimable pieces! I will be able to perform these pieces beginning in mid-may. This fee will cover the entire process.

I have separated the pieces into categories of adornment, choose what resonates, always.

The numbers are selected through the "variant" option!


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$40 CAD
Flash Tattoo Piece - Sheet 2
  • 7 claimed
  • 4 remaining
Estimated delivery May 2018
To celebrate the final stages of the apprenticeship and get the ball rolling, i've prepared 3 flash sheets with claimable pieces! I will be able to perform these pieces beginning in mid-may. This fee will cover the entire process.

I have separated the pieces into categories of adornment, choose what resonates, always.

The numbers are selected through the "variant" option!


Excited!
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$40 CAD
Flash Tattoo Piece - Sheet 3
  • 3 claimed
  • 7 remaining
Estimated delivery May 2018
To celebrate the final stages of the apprenticeship and get the ball rolling, i've prepared 3 flash sheets with claimable pieces! I will be able to perform these pieces beginning in mid-may. This fee will cover the entire process.

I have separated the pieces into categories of adornment, choose what resonates, always.

The numbers are selected through the "variant" option!


Excited!
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$80 CAD
Custom Tattoo Piece
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
For my super-enthusiastic people! I have been designing tattoos at random request for 5 years. Here's a way to reserve your own custom piece, to be performed by me beginning in June.
Limited to 4" x 4" in size, black linework.

Once your order is placed, I will contact you to consult about your piece!

Thank you!
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$3 CAD + shipping
Offshoot Silkscreen Patch - 2PK
  • 3 claimed
  • 22 remaining
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Offshoots are where a root can regrow after being severed, much like love, power, and joy... This patch comes in a pack of two colours, warm & cold, place wherever you want to carry growth.

Hand printed in studio
Edition of 25
Waterproof, archival, heat-sealed.
4" x 4"
2 Pack.
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$15 CAD + shipping
Breaking Is Opening - Risographed Book
  • 4 claimed
  • 26 remaining
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The book that launched it all! The first independent publication from me, done in 2015, a visual story to close the door of sadness to remember joy.

Risographed Cougar Coverstock
Risographed interiors
signed & numbered
16 pages
Edition of 30
Printed in Toronto, Assembled in Studio
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$25 CAD + shipping
Journeys Silkscreen Print
  • 1 claimed
  • 29 remaining
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A map of many journeys through space, time, emotion, and choices to make. Silkscreened in two-tone metallic ink on archival newsprint, put this up wherever you would like to push to the next.

Hand printed in studio
9" x 13"
Edition of 30
Archival, Lightfast, Permanent.

Each print is unique due to the marbling process!

signed & editioned.
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$35 CAD + shipping
Plans Change - Silkscreen Print
  • 2 claimed
  • 1 remaining
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Plans change, so let everything around you absorb you. Activate your environment to grow from and for it.

This print was done in a special edition of 6 in 2015.
Gold ink on Canson Cardstock.
Archival, lightfast, permanent.
Edition of 6.
Signed & titled.
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$150 CAD + shipping
Ecosystem of Myths - Original Sketchbook Page
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My sketchbook is any archival paper I have! Here's a piece done in 2015 on Awagami Bamboo-Hemp paper, in archival ink and pencil crayon.

6" x 9"
signed, dated & titled.
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$150 CAD + shipping
Futurity - Original Sketchbook Page
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
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My sketchbook is any archival paper I have! Here's a piece done in 2014 on Arches 90lbs Hot Press paper, in archival ink.

5" x 9"
signed & dated.

Archival, lightfast, Permanent.
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$150 CAD + shipping
Keep it Movin - Original Sketchbook Page
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
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My Sketchbook is any archival paper I have! Here's a piece done in 2014 on archival kraft paper in ink.
5" x 5"

Signed & dated.
Archival, lightfast, permanent.
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$150 CAD + shipping
Removing Illusion - Original Sketchbook page
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
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My sketchbook is any archival paper I have! Here's a piece done in 2015 on 300lbs Arches Hotpress paper, in archival ink.

3.5" x 3.5"x3"
signed, dated & titled.
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$150 CAD + shipping
Sprawling Heart Redux - Original Sketchbook Page
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
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My sketchbook is any archival paper I have! Here's a piece done in 2015 on Archival newsprint in archival ink.

7.5" x 9.5"
signed & dated

This was a sketch that became a final piece in my debut publication, Sprawling Heart, published by 2DCloud in Minneapolis.
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$150 CAD + shipping
Tectonic Transformation - Original Sketchbook Pg
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
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My sketchbook is any archival paper I have! Here's a piece done in 2015, on 140lbs Fabriano Hot press paper and archival ink.

6" x 9"
signed, titled, dated.

Archival, lightfast, permanent.
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$100 CAD + shipping
Bleeding Heart - Silkscreened Print
  • 1 claimed
  • 0 remaining
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To love is to discern nourishment - prune for compassionate growth. Bleeding Heart was drawn in 2013 and made a silkscreened poster soon after, however only one ever was made! 4-layers, metallic ink included, on stonehenge paper.

Hand printed in studio
15" x 18"
1 of 1!
Archival, Lightfast, Permanent.


signed & editioned.
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$150 CAD + shipping
Competition for Power - Original Sketchbook Piece
  • 1 claimed
  • 0 remaining
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My sketchbook is any archival paper I have! Here's a piece done in 2016 on Stonehenge paper, in archival ink .

8" x 8"
signed & dated.
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