You'll quickly notice we don't have many tattoo options in our "flashfolio" below, so allow us to talk about Copyright Law for a moment to explain. The simple truth is: we live in a very litigious society, which has both pros and cons. We would be offering you tons of tattoos if we weren't afraid of being sued before we even get fully off the ground. We will fill up the spaces below by running design competitions and through partnerships with other nonprofits, like Veterans for Peace and Project Semicolon, but it will all take time. We would be grateful for your patience and faith in us this early on by following us on your preferred social media outlet. We're on them all, as you can see in our navigation bar.
We're positive Inked for Peace will catch on and take off in a big way, but we need your help! We promise we won't sue you if you share any of our stuff, from here, from Facebook, or anywhere! We'd be extremely appreciative if you were to share the page for our next tattoo design competition once we have it up and running. We know there are super talented tattoo artists out there who could submit some fantastic designs for the competitions, but we need you to get their attention. Let them know they've got nothing to lose and everything to gain through their goodwill. The winner will be featured on an international stage, after all, and our next competition might just have a cash prize as well.
Legally speaking, the copyrights for all submissions are retained by the artists who submit them, so there's also that benefit. If they wished to pull a design from our "flashfolio," they'd have every right, but they'd lose the exposure, which is how we "pay" for the designs' use. And we would never be like the Disney corporation and manipulate the law to our advantage. Everything about our mission is designed to help you, the Inked for Peace community. We're just the facilitators navigating legal trenches and bridging two very different industries. We're happy to do it because we're positive we'll thrive personally and collectively through sharing and caring about one another, not legalities.
We should also mention a few things about the crowdsourcing option. That service will require you first submitting your request for approval. We won't approve any design requests that don't promote peace. See our terms and conditions page for guidelines. Once approved, we'll task those artists who are available to offer their rendition of your design request. Keep in mind, this service may be fee-based. It all depends on participation from our community in the form of demand to get "inked for peace," demand for Inked for peace branded merchandise, and demand for tickets to our festivals. Be sure to help grow the community and we'll be better able to take care of our tattoo artists so they can take care of you.