Empowering Bespoke  & Custom Tattoos 

that tell your UNIQUE stories on skin

Welcome to Little INKPLAY Shop® - a destination tattoo studio inspired by sensational kawaii, colorful, fun Japanese street styles, and wellness.

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

We call it all #INKPLAY

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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

... 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

'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!

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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