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3 Black Tattoo Artists on Tattooing Darker Skin

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Your body is a temple, but it may look more like a museum these days. Decorating your body with permanent pieces of art has peaked in popularity, and collecting tattoos is now a more normalized form of outward self-expression and body reclamation, right up there with tried-and-true beauty-world modifications like shaving your head, dyeing your hair bright pink, or having someone puncture multiple holes in your ears.

But just as beauty campaigns and brands’ social-media accounts are lacking in brown-girl hands, aspiring body-art collectors of color know all too well that the

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Indian art collector Shalini Passi lists 7 emerging artists to support now

Art collector and mentor Shalini Passi is a force to reckon with in the art world. While her personal collection ranges from Indian artists like Bharti Kher, M.F. Husain, Manjit Bawa, and Ram Kumar to international names like Jeff Koons and Damian Hirst, she always has her eyes open for young, emerging talent.

The pandemic might deem art and artists as non-essential players, but Shalini Passi strongly sees them as trendsetters in the digital space. We ask her to curate a list of emerging artists and young art practitioners that need to be on your radar now.

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The 40 Greatest Music Video Artists

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Betina Goldstein, Ami Vega among Latina Nail Artists to Follow

Nail salons have just started opening back up so Latinas everywhere are running to schedule their appointments and looking for nail inspo to show off this summer. Nails are a way of life in Latin culture, they give you confidence and represent your personality and heritage. Latina nail artists like Sigourney Nuñez and Betina Goldstein have helped increase visiblity of nail art through their platforms with thousands of followers.  We’ve turned to Instagram and found eight Latinx nail artists to give you some design ideas with the latest trends.

Samantha Ramirez

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The Pandemic’s Silver Lining for Artists



I held back tears as I stood before the painting, a colorful garden woven with patterns. I had longed to stand in front of a stranger’s art for 15 months, and it felt like a relief to witness the artist’s intentions and strokes.

While it felt deceivingly familiar to be at a gallery opening in Los Angeles last month, I knew the art world had profoundly changed in the past year. Luckily, there lies a silver lining for artists. 

Rewind to 2019 and early 2020, the art world was a very different place. Pre-pandemic, art fairs were their own kind

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10 nail artists reveal the statement nail trends that are going to be big this season

Nothing finishes off a look quite like a fresh set of nails. Take Selena Gomez, for instance, who recently made a case for neon when she teamed her neoprene coral lids with some lime-green nails. Or Kylie Jenner, who updated her low-key ‘coffee and errands’ look with a set of elongated purple tips, because, well, why not? Then there was the queen herself, Beyoncé, whose pop of blood-orange nails by nail artist Mo Qin added a bit of glam to her tropical NYC look.

Indeed, whether you want to accentuate a makeup look or bring an unexpected twist to an

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