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Grace Neutral

Grace Neutral

Grace Neutral (born Grace Walker, 29 March 1989) is a British television presenter, model, and hand-poke tattoo artist based in the United Kingdom.

She holds a substantial social media presence with over half a million followers and in 2016 she was the presenter in an I-D magazine documentary Beyond Beauty.

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Grace was born in Dubai and spent most of her childhood traveling around the world with her family until settling in southwest England where she attended the independent school Plymouth College.

At age 20 she relocated to London, where she now lives and works.

Grace began ballet dancing at a young age and trained with the Royal Ballet, eventually sustaining an injury that ended her ballet career.

After this injury she became interested in body modifications and culture, which later became the focus of her career, she has numerous extreme body modifications including a bifurcated tongue, tattooed eyes, reconstructed ears, a removed navel, and facial scarification.

Grace entered the body modification industry as a piercer before hand-poke tattooing, a machine-free tattooing method. She previously worked for Good Times Tattoo and attended the London Tattoo Convention with them in 2014.

In 2015, Neutral was featured in the Phaze What music video "Tokyo."

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She is the presenter of I-D Magazine documentary series Beyond Beauty, which launched on the I-D YouTube channel and she currently works at Old Habits tattoo shop in Haggerston, London.

Neutral's documentary Beyond Beauty with i-D magazine aired on Viceland in 2016.

She is currently the presenter of Needles and Pins, a Viceland series documenting tattoo culture across the globe.

Get to know Grace Neutral, the 26-year-old handpoke tattoo artist who took herself from self-confessed alternative weirdo to actual pixie dreamgirl with a series of dramatic body modifications.

It has been so inspiring to read so many strong women coming forward to support there fellow sister & share there #metoo stories. It's never easy for anyone to open up about such trauma but seeing how inspiring & strong so many of you are I think it's my turn.. when I was 14 I was raped by a stranger & that experience led me into a relationship later in life where I allowed the person to abuse & rape me, all the while thinking it was normal. I thought all girls went through this I thought that's what relationships where.. my biggest mistake was staying quiet, as a 14year old I didn't know much about relationships & sex so when I was violated that day I was in such shock I just kept my mouth shut. It wasn't until years later I came out & told my mum - I kept quiet for so long mainly because I was scared nobody would believe or nobody would care, that was one of my biggest regrets.. I wish I had had the courage to speak out so 1, the man who raped me would be bought to justice so he could never do it again & 2, so I could have learned when I was young that this behaviour is not acceptable & then I wouldn't have grown up and got into a relationship that was based on manipulation, mental and physical abuse. Years went on & although I had battled my own experiences I knew that rape & abuse was happening to women all over the world, this made me want to seek out and find some of the inspiring women out there & share there stories. That's when I went to Brazil đŸ‡§đŸ‡· with @i_d to make an inspiring film #beyondbeauty about the women of Brazil & the stuggles they are facing. It was in Brazil where I learnt about the black feminist movement & the natural hair movement. Being a Londoner & being born in the Middle East I was fully aware of the struggles women face-especially women of colour-so going to Brazil & seeing first hand how WOC have to battle twice as hard to get there voice heard & also the high rate of sexual harassment &abuse women have to deal with on a daily basis in Brazil im like..SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE! As women it is our duty to PROTECT LOVE & CHERISH so now more than ever we need to stand up for ourselves, stand up for our sisters and say NO! đŸŒčâœŠđŸ»âœŠđŸœâœŠđŸż

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