As she celebrates the beauty in difference, uniqueness comes to the forefront in tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral‘s view of the world: seeing individuals for who they are is where true wealth resides. After heading to South Korea to uncover the illegal beauty scene in Seoul, where the influences of K-Pop, underground and gang culture were challenging the traditional notions of beauty, Grace Neutral heads to Brazil with i-D to reveal hidden gems of beauty. Challenging body image notions imposed by convention, Grace Neutral speaks to young people who are bringing their own vision of identity to the table.
As Grace Neutral heads to Brazil, notably to South America’s largest city – São Paolo – she dissects the ideal image of female beauty: a light-skinned, straight-haired, curvy-bodied clone. Taking apart the norms that objectifies women, Grace speaks to those who are bringing another dimension to beauty in their own unique ways. More than a simple aesthetic expression, beauty goes beyond with these individuals, bringing subjectivity, expressivity and identity to the forefront.
Photography / Hick Duarte