What Would You Trade for a Tattoo

Unlike your current love-of-the-moment’s name, these tattoos are understated and will stand the test of time.
Tokyo and Melbourne-based Stanislava Pinchuk, who also goes by Miso, gives “friends and friends-of-friends” as she puts it, these beautiful, minimalistic tattoos in exchange for goods and favors. In a world where cash is king, the UK artist’s technique of bartering is refreshing, as life-long friendships are forged over knowledge imparted and experiences shared. Her works of art focuses on constellations and wildflowers that has a refined, timeless exquisiteness to them. According to Pinchuk, her tattoos are “exchanged for what someone feels it’s worth – maybe they teach me a skill in return, cook me dinner, give me a book I would love, assistant work, whiskey. You never know, but everyone feels good about it, which I like.”

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