Hi friends and family!

And happy FriYAY!

On June 12, Little INKPLAY Shop turned one (1)!

Gomen nasai that I am days late with this, but life has been happening.

Regardless, I didn’t want the month to go by without saying THANK YOU!

Without you my dreams of owning my own kawaii tattoo creative space & culture hub wouldn’t be possible.

Far beyond tattooing, LIPS’ first year has been insanely inspiring. SoΒ I’ve gathered some highlights of small goals and milestones that you all have helped the studio achieve … in only it’s first year! <3

Stick around and tell me (in the comments section) what you’d like to see more of or look forward. And don’t forget to join our kawaii community – DC KawaiiStyle.



One of my goals in my private space, is to get stronger at my art game.

From sneakers to wood and regularly on skin, I am blessed to be able to create on many fluid canvases. Now to put them all together and #createEVERYDAY!

References | Illustration・Paintings・Installations・DIY

captured by Gertie Gerbre Photography
a bundle of ideas + branding

Brush pens + liners are my love, which I use for all traditional art.

In case you’re interested,Β my toolsΒ are public so that we can learn & create together, one day soon!

ornamental kawaii lucky cat + daruma-chan

Be My Valentine Kawaii Kokeshi OC + creative process

from #INKtober 2016
and more with my kawaii mascot, Ippie-chan ^.^

Ippie-chan stickers coming down the pipeline soon! ^.^

personal branding things for my blog

they’re also kawaii kokeshi (free) adoptables. grab ’em here ~

started making some fun & cool teaching material for future workshops

and who could forget about kawaii journaling

more kawaii branding + logo work

and my first release of hand made stickers now available in the art shop ~

last but not least, meet Zaza & Izzy OC’s for a super sweet book project I’ll illustrate across the pond, in Japan ^.^

🌸Kawaii in da Hood + Other Art Outreach

LIPS isn’t just a studio and creative space, but it is also an EMPOWERING kawaii culture hub.

Through our kawaii community, DC KawaiiStyle and arts outreach program, Kawaii in da Hood we strive daily to uphold the studio’s mission and goals.

References | Learn More・Event Reports

sample class with a regular art student
kawaii + kakkoii art party
drawing practice + custom Pokemon playing cards

DIY girls bows workshop fun

Do the Doodle workshop fundraiser

kawaii photo booth action at Sakura Matsuri

presenting the art of kawaii + creativity at EL Haynes’ Wellness Day
prepped for my Do the (sticker) Doodle session with students πŸ™‚
happy kawaii journal pages!

Creator Con with fellow otaku creatives

well … our first year of outreach was intense!

🌸Studio Friends

Little INKPLAY Shop would not come alive without the love, care and support of our family, friends and customers.

THANK YOU for believing in the mission of Little INKPLAY Shop and cheers to another year of kawaii + creativity builds.

Don’t forget toΒ comment what you’d like to see more of or look forward. And join our kawaii community – DC KawaiiStyle.

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