20 Under 40: Rikki Kachinske, 26, Duluth
Founder of Peach Tattoo.
What do you do? (job, community involvement): I founded Peach Tattoo: a worker-owned, profit-sharing, artist collective. As a nonbinary and queer artist, I strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space for the queer community.
What is important to you? Being tattooed is an inherently vulnerable experience. We want the process to be affirming and celebratory, especially for those who have been marginalized for their race, size, ability and queerness. Tattoos are for every body.
How do you spend your free time? I enjoy making art, playing video games, cooking and caring for my plants.
From nominator: "Rikki is an up-and-coming queer artist in Duluth who wants to make more affirming and positive spaces for those on the margins." — Adeline Wright