As he was saying, art really is the first thing you see before a word is spoken. Can we take a minute to talk about tattoos and how it’s 2015 (almost 2016) and the youth is reminding us everyday? I love love love tattoos and the youth today is all for it, unless raised by a traditional family that just isn’t about it (no offense to you if you fit that category). But as diversity increases and new cultures sprout, tattoos are growing with them. I see people everyday with tattoos of lyrics from their favorite song, bands that saved them with their messages, etc. Tattoos tell a snippet of that person’s life and make you want to know more.
It’s not like you can walk around holding your paintings, or singing songs… I mean you can, but, it wouldn’t be very comfortable and it would be a bit strange. But hey, do you. The point I’m trying to make is that the easiest way to express yourself in an artistic way, everyday, is to do it through fashion. I had a conversation (out of many) with my friend Dan Belay and he agrees, “With fashion you can be enveloped in your own self expression, everyday wearing what you think, feel, and want to see, you can begin to give people a sample of your own artistry before your first word.” Dan being an artist in many forms, and an amazing friend of mine, I can assure you that he is a reliable source when it comes to the topics of fashion, music, and art; thanks Dan.
Along with this, there are many artists that are designer enthused, producing art on t-shirts, hats, and whatnot, to lure you in to their music or just to promote their messages. For example, Uno the Activist and his messages of “F-12,” also known as “f**k the police,” has increased from the youth’s promotion of #BlackLivesMatter due to police abusing their rights against people of color. With this movement, and many others, fashion how sprung from many artists that strive to make a difference through their art.