Miniature Ink II - Kewpies, Tattoos, and Sailor Jerry (the perfect recipe!)

tattooed kewpie

Last night I headed to the opening night of  "Miniature Ink II" an art exhibition of over 100 kewpie dolls decorated by over 100 top tattooists. It's the follow on from last year's exhibition, hosted by Atomica Gallery and Things and Ink magazine.

miniature ink exhibition

Similar to last year there was a huge queue, snaking down Neal Street in Covent Garden. The atmosphere was pretty electric, and I was excited to see a lot of Rockalily Cuts' clients there!

things and ink kewpie

All of the kewpies were on sale to raise money for Battersea Dogs and Cats home, and they were all the rather affordable price of £80. It was strictly first-come first-served, and there were loads of red stickers to denote SOLD.

kewpie tattoo

I'm always pretty envious of people who can create beautiful things with art, I've long accepted that my brain doesn't function in that way (and that's ok), but I'd so love it to be able to. I can imagine how soothing it would be to be able to lose oneself in a project, and then have something glorious at the end of it. 

Sailor Jerry was there to make sure the party was in the right spirit (see what I did there?) and as the rum went down it was certainly hard to resist purchasing a little kewpie of my own. I was good and restrained myself though!

ReeRee Rockette London 2015

I've always been really proud of having a column in Things and Ink magazine, and I was extra proud of the team for putting on such a fabulous event.