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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