Gemma Flack

Gemma Flack is a queer non-binary artist, zinemaker and tattoo artist originally from the UK, now living in Narrm/Melbourne, and tattooing at Crucible Tattoo Co in Kensington.

Gemma ((they/them)) makes work about cute and angry femmes - exploring themes of identity, vulnerability, feminism, gender, mental health, queerness, self-discovery, and coming to terms with the concept of existing as a human.

A DIY publishing enthusiast and long-standing Sticky Institute devotee, their self-published zine titles include ‘Sad Girls From The Internet’, ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect, It Just Has To Exist’, ‘Bad Brain Club’ and ‘No More Tears’. Their work reflects inspirations from zine culture, street fashion, punk & DIY aesthetics, selfies & internet culture, body positivity, intersectional politics, girls taking selfies in their bedrooms, girls making music, girls making art, girls taking over the world.

‘Women and trans/non-binary people are often made to feel like our bodies aren’t our own, and tattooing is a huge reclamation of ownership and power and a method of relating to your body in a healthy way. It’s putting your own identity onto something that might feel like it doesn’t belong to you. As a tattoo artist working at a queer-owned studio, I feel immensely privileged to be able to help people - especially queer people - in those journeys.’

www.gemmaflack.com

@heygemmaflack

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