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Tattoo Artist Dashinque Hall Creates "I Can’t Breathe" and "Black Lives Matter" Ink

All proceeds from this initiative will be donated to George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna.

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Tattoo Artist Dashinque Hall Creates "I Can’t Breathe" and "Black Lives Matter" Ink

All proceeds from this initiative will be donated to George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna.

Minneapolis-based tattoo artist Dashinque Hall has created slogan tattoos in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd. In an interview with The New York TimesHall explained that she wasn’t able to attend the protests with her wife due to her work schedule. To show her support, she decided to offer a special discount with her movement-related slogan tattoos like “I can’t breathe” and “Black Lives Matter.”

Once she made the announcement on Facebook, customers immediately sent requests for their next appointments. Rikaya Wafford, one of Hall’s clients, shared why she decided to get one of the slogans inked on her skin: “I got this tattoo that says ‘I can’t breathe,’ because it’s a statement that reflects what our community is going through now. I feel like this statement and moment is going to carry on with me. So why not have it carried on my body to represent how prolific this moment was, and the changes that it caused for us?”

Additionally, Hall plans on donating all the proceeds from this initiative to George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna. Head on over to The New York Times’ website to see Hall’s designs and to read the full story.

In related news, the Smithsonian Institution is collecting Black Lives Matter protest signs “to preserve history.”

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