Empowering Bespoke  & Custom Tattoos 

that tell your UNIQUE stories on skin


Tattoos for Creative Misfits

Ready to reclaim your self-image and OWN your authenticity with tattoo? Start your booking process now!


Coaching for Creative Professionals

Looking for the tools & mentorship to start, grow or scale your creative brand?Here's the place you want to be!


Welcome to Little INKPLAY Shop®

a destination tattoo studio inspired by sensational kawaii, colorfulness, fun, Japanese street fashion, and wellness.

... More Than a Kawaii Tattoo Shop

Issa FASHION HOUSE dedicated to providing the best tattoo experience for unusual & exceptional Black unicorns + magical misfits from all walks of life.

We offer a boutique style tattoo therapy experience for embracing body positivity, cuteness, & individuality in 

healing hues of pink ~

We call it all #INKPLAY

'LIPS' is a Custom Tattoo & Art Shop, gallery and kawaii culture hub located in the heart of Hyattsville’s Historic Arts District specializing in clean line work, traditional tattooing and personalized experiences.

Originally founded by the (in)famous kawaii Black female tattoo artist Imani K Brown, our mission is to focus on helping our customers give themselves permission to embrace self-expression and individuality for long-term happiness.

Let's Create TOGETHER!


Great tattoo shop and art space.



Original Art & Apparel Shop

I felt completely comfortable

Friendly and cute place!

Great shop.

When you want art not a few random tatts🤷🏾‍♀️


Meet the Owner

Hi there! My name is Imani K Brown. I am a Master Tattoo Artist of 19 years; a Creative Business, Branding, and Marketing Strategist; Tattoo Mentor; and proud owner of Little INKPLAY Shop (LIPS).

Here at LIPS, we are dedicated to bringing you creative and professional vibes. With your ideas and our unique artistry, we will embark on a journey toward the ultimate tattoo experience.


What's happening at #littleinkplayshop



Little INKPLAY Shop is appointment only, with the exception of noted gallery opening events, located in the SoHy Arts Building in the Historic Hyattsville Arts District

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