Homemade Minimalist Tattoos Are Designed In Exchange For A Creative, Kind Act

Multidisciplinary artist Stanislava Pinchuck also known as Miso does not accept money in exchange for her adorable homemade crafted tattoos. Miso explains: 

“A trade for what someone feels its 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. But more and more, I feel like it’s becoming a bigger part of my practice.”

Due to the intimate nature of these tattoos, Miso exclusively designs them for friends and family. Delicate and inconspicuous, the homemade tattoos are inspired by personal memorabilia, such as memories and geography, which could be easily hidden with clothing. Ultimately, both parties, the artist and the “client” receive a meaningful souvenir and a sweet, meaningful memory. 


This is my very first tattoo and I love it! Done in memory of my step dad who passed September just gone. Hibiscus flowers and the Golden Gate Bridge. Done by Ruth Jamieson of Mustapic and Jamieson, Leeds, UK