Vibrant pop-up shop empowers women

Nestled in Carnaby, London, is a new, temporary pop-up tattoo studio which has an important mission: to protect, inspire and empower women.

The charity ActionAid has teamed up with leading UK women tattoo artists Grace Neutral, Jade Chanel and Rizza doors to the #MyBodyIsMine tattoo studio, open to the public until 2 September. 

It’s raising funds for ActionAid’s vital work worldwide, which includes ending violence against women and girls. The vibrant store will be adorned with specially commissioned artwork of inspiring women ActionAid works with to change attitudes and build a better, safer world. 

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Limited-edition #MyBodyIsMine temporary tattoos, prints, T-shirts and notebooks  will be available to purchase in the studio and online. 

And for guests who don’t want to take the tattoo-plunge at the ‘application station’, Boxpark’s ‘House of Henna’ will be available on Sundays and there will also be face painting on Saturdays.  

Amy Harrison, senior technical advisor for violence against women and girls at ActionAid UK, says: “Harassment and violence against women and girls are still tolerated in every country around the world, and we know that one in three women will experience violence in their lifetime, most likely at the hands of someone they know. 

“At ActionAid, we work with local women leaders in over 40 countries to ensure that survivors of violence receive the support they need and are able to access justice for crimes against them. We also work to challenge the beliefs and systems that perpetuate violence.  

“By supporting the #MyBodyIsMine temporary tattoo studio, people can shine a spotlight on violence against women and girls, and raise funds for ActionAid’s vital work.”  

Find out more about ActionAid’s work on its website – or donate here.