Thank you for your interest. I'm not currently accepting new tattoo clients but I am adding more mastectomy and scarring pieces.
I pack my days, so I tend to not respond to individual emails.
However, if you're interested in a mastectomy tattoo, please visit this page for contact information.
*I am experimenting with one day-rate tattoo appointment a month. The pricing is abnormally high and pays for a postmastectomy tattoo scholarship. If you’re interested, contact me on IG and I can send rates.
Artist's mastectomy tattoos reveal the beauty of survival - Chicago Tribune
How Tattoos Are Transforming Mastectomy Scars - US News & World Report
Tattooists Help Breast Cancer Survivors - Newsweek
'Reclaiming Their Beauty' - NPR, WBUR
Tattoo artist conceals scars of breast cancer survivors - My Modern Met
Speaker intro video for Story Conference - Video on Vimeo
2019 Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty, MAK Austrian Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna
2018 David Allen: Mastectomy Tattoos and Post-Surgery Healing, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago (local link to view exhibit)
2018 Items: Is Fashion Modern?, MoMA, NYC
Grace - A Breast Cancer Survivor's Fight to Love Her New Body
My Tattoo, My Story - GHD Campaign
Soho House - Member’s Space
Moving the Needle on Recovery From Breast Cancer - The Healing Role of Postmastectomy Tattoos - JAMA
Speaking / Panels
If you're interested in having David speak or appear on a panel, there's more information here.
For press inquiries, please use this form. (thank you)
GHD x DA
Together, with GHD, we’ve added my floral tattoos to the best hair styler in the world. The goal is to raise $1 million for breast cancer charities all over the globe.
Project OM x David Allen
I've partnered with Manduka to create a collection of yoga mats and towels. 100% of the sales from these limited items will be donated to help fight breast cancer.