Getting tattoos for some, can be a life-changing experience, but most tattoo shops are hyper-masculine and heteronormative, leaving queers out of the picture. That’s why tattoo shop UNIV ERSE STUDIO owner Brody Polinsky, “wants to remedy this with his own tattoo shop that specifically caters to the needs of queer and trans-identifying people”. Before going for the tattoo, one must check the right stuff about the tattoo making studio.
Based in Berlin, the tattoo shop, UNIV ERSE STUDIO, is open to everyone no matter how they identify ― as long as they are open to supporting the spectrum of human diversity. Polinsky began tattooing as a way to reconcile his own queer identity and deal with past trauma.
“Body modification is for everyone and queer tattooing is a very important space to create within it transparently,” Polinsky told The Huffington Post. “There are plenty of studios and street shops available for the hetero communities to feel they are apart of. For me, covering my entire body was an attempt to own my skin as a queer kid trying being apart of a community I did not feel accepted in.” If you have requirements for similar tattoos in Australia you can visit tattoos melbourne shops like vicmarkettattoo and they will look after you.
Polinsky hopes to see more openly queer tattooers going forward, as well as tattoo shops creating safe spaces for LGBTQ people to engage in body modification in ways that make them feel safe and comfortable.
“It does not matter how you identify,” Polinsky continued, “just as long as you are open we will get on fine over a tea and a relaxed album tattooing you.”