- Karen L. Hudson is the author of Living Canvas: Your Complete Guide to Tattoos, Piercings, and Body Modification, and the editor and co-author of Chick Ink: 40 Stories of Tattoos—And the Women Who Wear Them.
- She has been one the world's top body art safety and acceptance advocates since 1999.
- Karen is a contributing writer for Byrdie and covers the tattoo and piercings space.
Karen L. Hudson has been an amateur artist as a hobby since grade school, and served a 12 month tattoo apprenticeship in a tattoo studio. She has numerous tattoos and body piercings, and stays abreast of the latest advances in body modification through personal research and her relationships with other professionals in the industry.