Thank you for your interest. I'm not currently accepting new tattoo clients as I'm completing existing projects as well as adding more mastectomy 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.
Although! Every now and then, I post images that I want to tattoo on my days off. These are usually posted around the end of a month via my Instagram. (instagram.com/davidallen)
2018 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
Moving the Needle on Recovery From Breast Cancer - The Healing Role of Postmastectomy Tattoos - JAMA
For press inquiries, please use this form. (thank you)
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.
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
Speaking / Panels
If you're interested in having David speak or appear on a panel, there's more information here.
Paris Breast Rendezvous - Moving the Needle on Recovery
Allina Health - Breast Health, A Team Approach
Airbnb Corporate (San Francisco) - Invisible Marks
Airbnb Design Dinner - "On Permanence" - Creative Space Chicago
DPLA Fest - Panel with Alaka Wali, Chris Brown and Jamie Hollier
Hyde Park Art Center - Lecture
Drexel University - "Communicating with Empathy"
Notre - Notre Talk 02
FITC - Chicago - Walking the Tightrope: Client Needs and Artistic Integrity
FITC - Toronto - When Clients Bare All