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Selina Medina: Advocating for Innovation and Safety in Tattoo Artistry

As a renowned tattoo artist and public health advocate, Selina Medina, am deeply involved in a myriad of initiatives aimed at enhancing the tattoo industry and promoting safety and innovation. Here's a snapshot of my recent engagements across various platforms:

Podcast Appearances and Documentaries: I featured in the "Books Closed Podcast" discussing the impact of EU ink regulations and starred in the 2020 documentary "Art’Tis Life," which explores the intricate world of tattoo artistry.

Professional Leadership: As a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, I'm at the forefront of setting safety and professional standards within the industry.

Innovative Technologies: I've collaborated on projects involving nanotechnology to develop smart tattoo inks, a pioneering step towards integrating technology with tattoo artistry.

Conferences and Educational Roles: I regularly speak at major conferences, such as the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), where I've presented on modern sterilization practices, the modernization of tattoo and permanent makeup inks, and the use of topical anesthetics in body art.

Media Engagements: My work and opinions have been featured in numerous articles from outlets like Newsweek and the Oregon Capitol Chronicle, where I discuss topics ranging from the safety of tattoo ink materials to public health perspectives on body art.

Public Advocacy and Education: Through platforms like my own site, Gloves Off, co-managed with Laurel Arrigona, we offer candid opinions and insights into public health issues related to tattooing.

Community and Cultural Contributions: I've participated in events highlighting the contributions of women in tattooing and have given demonstrations at tattoo conventions to educate and inspire upcoming artists.

These engagements reflect my commitment to advancing the tattoo industry while ensuring that safety and public health remain at the core of all artistic and technological developments. For more detailed insights into each of these endeavors, visit my website and follow my journey in promoting a safer, more innovative tattooing future.

Books closed podcast EU Inks 

2020 Art’Tis Life Documentary

Board of Directors Alliance of Professional Tattooists 

Nanotechnology and Smart Tattoo Ink Manufacturing

Women Make a mark at Las Vegas Tattoo convention

How to do Good Tattoo Coverups FK Irons

Ink Masters criticized Florida for COVID-19 Response

Tattoo Artists in Florida Ready to go back to work

Save the Pigments: blue and green

Jacksonville and its permanent impact with tattoos

ABS News EU Tattoo Ink Bans:

Tattooing Demonstration: AFDO 2022

Revolutionary women in the tattoo industry

Tattoo Monster Hunters: MoCRA and Tattooing FDA Regulations

Behind the Scenes, APT, AFDO and the rest of the industry interview by Ben Shaw

Body Art Committee Public Service work

Alliance of Professional Tattooists Director of Research

AFDO Educational Conference 2023

Public Health Tattoo Artist Opinion site Managed by Selina Medina and Laurel Arrigona

Presentation on Sterilization Practices of Body Art Supplies and Tools

Educational Speaking Event AFDO 2022 Modernization of Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Inks

Educational Speaking Event AFDO 2021  Sterilization, Decontamination, and Single Use Practice

2023 The sacred rituals of tattooing by Magnolia Street Podcast

2023 Educational Session Topical Anesthetics and Body Art Products

2023 St. Louis Missouri Local newspaper article, Examining Luxury Tattoo Studios

Nanoengineering Article- Safety of Materials Interview 2023

Your Tattoo May Contain Ingredients You Didn't Know About- Newsweek Interview