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Decoy’s stature among D.C. street artists has become nearly as indelible as the ink of her numerous tattoos. But “Decoy: Ink” feels less personal than her previous exhibition at the Fridge, which focused on her religious upbringing and referenced historical iconography. Though some images in “Ink” hint at the artist’s tattoo-filled personal narrative, many are homages to other famous inked-up people: sideshow legend Betty Broadbent, blink-182’s Travis Barker, Found magazine editor Davy Rothbart. The best work, however, is the most personal—to the viewer, that is, not to the artist: Visitors can adorn themselves with Decoy’s work via press-on temporary tattoos (realistic enough to fool your boss and scare your parents!). Decoy has moved beyond tagging buildings—now she’s tagging people, too.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW 11 A.M. TO 7 P.M. TUESDAY TO THURSDAY AND NOON TO 8 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TO JULY 15 AT THE FRIDGE, 516 8TH ST. SE, REAR ALLEY. FREE. (202) 664-4151.