Hello! My name is Fa, I'm a Melbourne based tattoo and culture writer with a B.A in politics and sociology and an M.A in literature and communication. My intellectual passion resides in studying the absence of sustainable and effective rites of passage for young men in contemporary society. I hope to begin my PHD thesis on this topic in the next few years.

I currently write for a range of international and national print and digital publications including The Guardian, Modern FarmerVICEThe Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and Dazed & Confused Magazine, and I'm a regular contributor to Things & Ink, an online tattoo culture blog, and Inked Magazine, Australasia's largest tattoo publication. 

I'm also founder of Thing Gallery. Thing Gallery is an online gallery (see below) of tattooed silicone hands. I also supply tattooists with silicone products. Here's a recent interview I did with VICE for Thing Gallery.

Last year I curated Beware of the Thing, a charity exhibition showcasing tattooed silicone hands and sheets from artists across the globe and throughout Australia. I raised thousands for SafeSteps and WIRE, two Melbourne based organisations dedicated to providing support to women and children experiencing domestic violence. 

I'm always looking for stories and collaborations, so if you have something to pitch or you're just after a chat, please don't hold back – contact me at fareed@thingsandink.com, or use the form below. 

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