Artist Mark Haskins wants to change that, and he’s started a crowdfunding campaign to help get him to it.
“I want to change the way artists view black and white,” Haskin tells Vice.
“The art world has been white and black for the past 50 years, and artists don’t see it.
I’m not saying there’s not room for change, I’m just saying it’s not right.”
In an effort to change this, Haskyn has launched a Kickstarter campaign called “I AM BLACK AND WHITE: Black and white tattoo artist recognition and recognition for artists of color,” which aims to raise $5,000 by January 10th.
“If you want to know where black artists are right now, I can tell you where the industry is today.
It’s white,” he says.
“So, if you want a black and whites tattoo artist, I think you should start with a black artist.
But, the more people you talk to, the better it is.”
He wants the campaign to be a way to get more artists to recognize black and non-black artists, and not just artists with black or white tattoos.
“When I started the campaign, I was thinking of people who are tattoo artists who are not white,” says Hasklin.
“It’s not that there aren’t people who want to be black and whitelisted artists, but I think more people are seeing that there are different ways to be an artist and a human being.” “
The campaign also aims to get Haskkins to stop drawing white artists. “
It’s not that there aren’t people who want to be black and whitelisted artists, but I think more people are seeing that there are different ways to be an artist and a human being.”
The campaign also aims to get Haskkins to stop drawing white artists.
“There’s a whole lot of white artists who draw tattoos.
And then there’s also a whole bunch of black artists who don’t.
So, what I wanted to do is try and do the work of bringing awareness to that,” he adds.
“This is a human rights issue and the way we are treating artists of colour, and how we treat people of colour is really a problem.
And, I want to help to get that awareness out.”
The artist says he’s received many requests for help on the campaign page.
So far, he says he has received some offers from people who’ve already put in money for the project.
“Many people have said they’re thinking about doing it, but they’re not sure how much,” he tells Vice, adding that he’s receiving requests from “all walks of life” and has also received requests from people looking to make a difference in other ways.
“Because, at the end of the day, I have no money to do anything.” “
But the biggest challenge for me is not having any funding,” he explains.
“Because, at the end of the day, I have no money to do anything.”
In addition to offering advice to those interested in getting involved in the campaign as well as a list of ways to help, Haxyn says the campaign will help him “recreate the tattoo experience for people of color” in other places around the world.
“We’re going to try and recreate the tattoo space for people from other countries, which is so much more important than just tattooing on black andwhite,” he states.
“In the U.S., we’ve done it with artists of all races, and it’s really important to make sure that everyone’s happy, because there’s a lot of people on our team who are artists of different races and ethnicities.”
He adds that if the campaign succeeds, it will help “move the industry to better places.”