Pintado (Forever Guaranteed)
Pintado (Forever Guaranteed) is an ongoing project, created in collaboration with tattoo artist, Devan Smith. Colorful lines and shapes - designed using my phone - fade, bend, split, and intersect with Devan's illustrative blackwork. While the style and application of the work is a departure from Filipino tradition, the philosophy is much the same. Applied to my body to mark my own experiences, the series is a deeply personal, lifelong endeavor that references family, success, loss, love, and a commitment to the communities to which I belong.