“Every Great Dream Begins With a Dreamer ...

 Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman

Allow Me to Introduce Myself


I’m Imani K. Brown, tattoo artist/ illustrator + kawaii creative, based in DC + Japan

Or simply … the girl behind the brands!

Already, I’m taking a most colorful kawaii + creative entrepreneurship journey and want to invite you to join me for the ride!

I REALLY look forward to becoming friends, learning more about you, and exploring together on this journey.  

But first thing’s first …

Here’s a bit about me ~


When I started this journey, I had no idea what to expect. I was scared as all get out and thought ALL THE WRONG THINGS that led to so much fear + creative overwhelm ~

But I decided that if I was going to hang out in tattoo land, I’d always do my best –

always trying to maintain creativity + transparency in my process.

Welp! This August, I’ll celebrate 15 years in my craft, served as a shop manager, have a bustling round-up of clients, specialties that people visit me for …


A HUGE question I get is about my main “job” and income …

and of course what ELSE I do ~
So I’ll introduce you to my creative biz baby … Little INKPLAY Shop (“LIPS“) ^.^
(Read about my creative biz building “So Far” updates HERE!)

Having my studio has given me the opportunity to build creatively … the way I see fit! And that includes helping other artists, dreamers & creatives in MANY ways – from creative coaching to community kawaii workshops. <3

It’s also my where the IRL Kawaii Creative Corner is, where I journal + decompress ~


I am indeed a Kawaii Lifestyle Entrepreneur and have BIG DREAMS of more kawaii in DC!

So, I was fortunate enough to found our lovely kawaii community, DC Kawaii Style ^.^

The community is growing DAILY and I’m so proud that members are taking responsibility for the space, shaping it into a beautifully empowering community <3

Also, I am excited to take all that I know about brands + business, including my resources, to combine the powers of kawaii + entrepreneurship, as we embark on a non-profit journey.

The goal? MORE KAWAII in DC!

🌸Snippets from DC to Japan🌸

I say all the time that I’m building my brand from here to Japan ^.^ So here’S some snippets of what life looks like for me there ~

My Professional Services

I’m helpful by nature always asking “How Can I Help” – in hopes of becoming a magical force in your life ^.^

Yup! That's me in a nutshell ~

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It’s very nice to *e*meet you and hope we can become creative entrepreneur friends ~

Drop a “Let’s Be Friends” comment below

and let me know it’s real! <3

Gambare, minna
Imani (イマーニ)

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