Empowering Bespoke 

Custom Tattoos 

that tell your UNIQUE stories on skin

Welcome to Little INKPLAY Shop® - kawaii anime tattoo & art shop + culture hub inspired by sensational kawaii, colorful, fun Japanese street styles, and wellness.

We offer a boutique style tattoo therapy experience for body positivity, cuteness, & individuality in healing hues of pink ~

We call it all #INKPLAY

Let's create TOGETHER!

A Kawaii Tattoo Taste Test

Kawaii tattoos and color on dark skin is just the tip of the iceberg with us~

Our #INKPLAY Customers Are HAPPY Customers

Check out the impact of some exceptional tattoo therapy + kawaii customer experiences

Imani provided a fantastic experience throughout the tattoo process, from initial consultation to aftercare! I adore my new tattoo. I would definitely recommend getting work done by her!

C. Woodland

Imani is absolutely THE BEST!! Very clear and informative of the whole process, willing to work with you to create your vision, and just an ALL AROUND GREAT HUMAN!!!

T. Josephine

The importance of finding an artist who you trust and vibe with is the most important part, IMO, in getting a quality tattoo. I have been a long time fan and friend of Imani, so I am totally and unapologetically biased. Her calm, warm demeanor puts you at ease, and her artistry is off the chain ... If you want quick and cheap and shoddy, leave her alone. You can not talk your way into a cheap tattoo from a quality artist. IJS. As for me, its an honor and a privilege to be inked by someone you respect and that is PRICELESS.

Brian Arnold

P. Taylor

The best experience EVER!!!! Imani is the most awesome human being. Just being around her energy made the day better. Then to top it off, she gave me the most beautiful piece of artwork. It was a coverup of 2 tattoos that made me feel ugly and made me happy to look in the mirror again. But that's not it.... She incorporated flowers that my granddaughter drew. Can't get any better than that. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU IMANI.... I'll be back real soon!!!!

S. Hunter

Let's Create Together

What's happening at #littleinkplayshop

... More Than a Kawaii Tattoo Shop

Issa FASHION HOUSE to the empowering tattoo girls' brand for the unusual & exceptional Black unicorns + magical girl misfits

A dopamine-triggering brand, Shoppe Gal believes in & encourages creative self-expression for the personal wellness of Black women & girls.

Our mission is to focus on giving ourselves permission to embrace individuality for long-term happiness.

Shoppe Gal

It all started when Imani K Brown (ipukekawaii) decided to tell her story of pulling herself up by her femininity, NOT her bootstraps, to empower more alternative Black girls to create authentically. 

Draped in pink, Shoppe Gal continues to explore art, culture & lifestyle through an alternative lens consistently capturing messages of self-love, -care, -acceptance and above all, self preservation!


We're where Kawaii Creatives come together, empower each other & GROW!

Find your tribe!

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DC Kawaii Style

indulge in Japanese street fashion + kawaii (cute) culture for expressive wellness

Otakute Tattoo

weeb out with body art lovin' artists, geeks and nerds over pop-culture tattoos for dark skin

Meet the Artist/ Owner

& Head Shoppe Gal

In Charge

Hi there kawaii creative~