Lee D’Angelo pivots from tattoos to illustrations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lee D’Angelo, known as @rat666tat, is a Toronto-based tattoo artist who co-owns a trans- and queer-friendly tattoo shop called Tapestry Tattoo Collective. This year they also launched an eco-friendly tattoo supply company that focuses on plant-based, biodegradable products.

Lee D'Angelo

Credit: Lito Howse

In the first episode of our video series, Queer Artists in a Pandemic, D’Angelo discusses what it’s like being an artist during a global pandemic and how COVID-19 has forced them to adapt. Meanwhile, their tattoo supply company has become a source for regular folks to purchase eco-friendly personal protective gear.

Lito Howse (they/them) is a queer and trans/non-binary identified videographer, editor and producer based in Toronto. They previously worked for the CBC where they wrote TV stories, edited and control room produced for News Network. They also produced videos for CBC Radio and wrote web articles for shows like The Current and As It Happens, among other roles. They speak English.

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