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Alex’s Very Own – DiPowers Ink Tattoos

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DIPOWERS INK – THE PERMANENT MARK OF ALEXANDRA TOWNSHIP.

A little over a month ago, we visited Alexandra Township. The visit was to experience the vibe of the hood and check out DiPowers Ink Tattoos. DiPowers Ink is founded by Thato Mokhadi who has been passionate about the art since his final high school years. The tattoo hustle came as a result of a conversation with his varsity homie. The rest is history as they say.

Growing up in Alex as a skater, Thato is quite familiar with Alex. Naturally, he chose to set his business here. However, one would argue that Alex is not the ideal place for this kind of business. Thato certainly disagrees. With the store situated near the newly developed Alexandra Mall, we asked him about how he keeps his business afloat and how he manages the perceptions. He mentioned that its a no-brainer in the sense that he has made a name of himself so people already know what DiPowers is about. Moreover, Thato added that his mother was not initially pro-tattoos. As one would expect a black mother to be. Thato managed to change that perception and make her understand the culture of tattooing.

On this topic, Thato stresses the irony between the innate distaste that Black people have towards tattoos and the ethnic history that Black people have with tattoos. He mentions that Black people have been tattooing and modifying their bodies for centuries.

Furthermore, Thato lets us into his studio and showed us around. He then showed us his process and his approach to tattooing. Check out the video above to see what Thato Mokhadi. Follow DiPowers Ink on Instagram and Twitter here.  Check the website at www.dipowersink.co.za

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WATCH Nasty C explains his #1120under5 campaign

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SEE Nasty C on why he is involved in the #1120under5 movement.

It’s been on murals, apparel and Nasty C’s social media platforms. Rumours have spread about #1120under5 being a new album, new music and even a brand-new fashion line.

The real story behind #1120under5 is out.

The reality is that 1120 children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition in South Africa. 

KFC Add Hope flips the script to put childhood hunger back in the spotlight
It’s been on murals, apparel and Nasty C’s social media platforms. Rumours have spread about #1120under5 being a new album, new music and even a brand-new fashion line.

But today, the real story behind #1120under5 is out.

The reality is that 1120 children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition in South Africa*.

With October being World Hunger Month, Add Hope, KFC’s national feeding programme that feeds over 120 000 children, has partnered with some of South Africa’s most loved personalities to put childhood hunger back in the spotlight, where it belongs.

Let’s stand together, join a movement to help drop this stat and ensure that no child goes to bed hungry

says Nasty C.

READ more about this campaign HERE, watch the video above for the full scoop!

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