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This Trans Tattooer is Turning the Tides in the Industry

Meet Brooklyn's Mars Hobrecker

In the tattoo industry, straight white cisgender men dominate in numbers. It has taken years for sexual, ethnic, and gender minorities to find their footing in tattoo shop—however, today there is more representation than ever before. Queer, female, and artists of color are thriving in the age of intersectionality—sharing their truth through art on skin. One of these pioneers is Mars Hobrecker, a tattooer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is one of the most well-known trans artists in the world and is breaking new ground with provocative artistry. We sat down with Hobrecker during pride month to discuss being LGBTQIA+ in tattooing and what our audience should know about the community at large.

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