Sneaker freaker, tattoo artist, illustrator, visual communicator, she seems to be in love with and made of colors. Imani is a native of NE Washington, DC and still proud to say she is an Ivy City honey. She is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, DC and Clark Atalanta University where she studied.
Me: When did you decided that you wanted people’s skin to be your canvas? What about the sneakers?
Imani: I didn’t. I wanted to know what I was allowing someone to do to me, how they were playing a part in my self harm ~ I asked my then artist, a white man, if he’d apprentice me. He shared that he’d never apprentice a black person, let alone a female … and I was like cool ~ From there it shifted from a curiosity and became more of a MUST. Chris…
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