Ink As Weapon, Ink As Grace 

Stefano Pisci, Chief Artistic Officer of Tokenance in collaboration with Porto Montenegro and celebrity tattoo artist Friday Jones, are looking for artists from all over the globe, to be part of an event titled Marks Of Protection: a visual exploration of self-determination. Artists are called to create works around themes of protection, security and talismanic power. 


Today, the most common form of human trafficking (79%) is sexual exploitation. Sadly, tattooing is often weaponised by traffickers to mark their victims and keep them psychologically chained in shame. 

(To counter this, London-based)  Medaille Trust works with trained tattoo artists to transform these crude visual assaults into something beautiful, a symbol of power. As Stephen Hay, Director Of Police And Justice puts it, “These unwanted tattoos serve as prominent reminders of the trauma victims have faced, which is why the campaign is helping clients to redesign their tattoos and reclaim their bodies.”



Human trafficking was a terrifying reality of common life in the 15th century when the Ottoman Turks swept into the mountainous Balkans and ruthlessly plucked children from villages, never to be heard from again.

To save their children, the tribes began to tattoo them as young as two years old with intricate shapes drawn from pre-Christian Illyrian culture. These marks appeared to the superstitious invaders as rendering its’ bearers untouchable: tattoos of protection. 


From Morocco to Mozambique, tribes of Africa used tattoo symbols to designate feelings of beauty and belonging within their families and communities. Colonization actively disrupted tattoo practices, criticizing, shaming and even legislating against it, erasing deep cultural identities in the process. 


We are looking for artists to express powerful images of resilience, creativity and transformation using either their own personal lexicon of protective symbols or incorporating ancient cultural tattoo design in the work. 

50% of the proceeds will go to the charities Medaille Trust. 25% will go to the Artists themselves and 25% will go back into Tokenance, to fund future initiatives. 



Guests are invited to explore the Marks Of Protection art show with stunning fine art expressions on Balkan tattoo amulets from top artists of the region. A video wall showcasing the ongoing digital art collection at auction will be featured as well as informative text on the fascinating history of the designs and cultures explored by our world wide coterie of digital artists. Temporary Balkan body art will be “on hand” to enjoy for a weekend of inspiration. 

Saturday, June 24th 2023 

The Naval Heritage Collection, Porto Montenegro



Application process: ONGOING CALL 


  1. Follow , @friday_jones and on Instagram and Twitter. 
  2. Write a one-page (maximum) expression of your artwork highlighting its dedication to ideas of protection and transformative power. 

  3. Submit your work and expression of interest.


Submit your expression of Interest and Artwork to Marks Of Protection at


The Charities Medaille Trust

Fine Art & Photography Exhibition Porto Montenegro

Digital collectibles Exhibition Tokenance

Marketing What A Wonderful World Guide


Make A Difference Today

  1. Maybe you aren’t a creative? Don’t worry, get in contact today and lets see how we can make a difference together.
  2. Do you know of someone in trouble?
  3. Do you know of someone that would like to receive a cover up?  
  4. Do you have any questions about the above call for artists? 

for any queries feel free to contact us

tokenance footer logo orange-08

Southern Europe Headquarters:
Tokenance OÜ
Swiss Branch
Via Dufour 1
6900 Lugano
Reg. no. CHE-467.801.283

Registered office:
Tokenance OÜ
Tallinn – Estonia
Reg. no. 148331911

Tutorial di Decentraland

Come visitare con facilità l’installazione dal tuo PC (per il momento Decentraland non permette l’utilizzo di dispostivi mobili)

  1. Per visitare l’installazione, scansionare e seguire il link del codice QR qui sopra, oppure fare clic sul pulsante arancione qui sopra e verrai portato direttamente davanti a Unikquo Metafair.
  2. Se non si dispone di un account su Decentraland, è sufficiente entrare come ospite (guest) e seguire le istruzioni per creare un proprio avatar provvisorio. È sempre possibile creare un account in un secondo momento.
  3. Per un’esperienza coinvolgente e completa, assicurarsi di attivare l’audio. 

Navigazione nell’installazione 

Una volta entrati Unikquo Metafair su Decentraland, per la navigazione utilizzare i seguenti comandi del mouse e della tastiera . 

  1. Premere C per aprire e chiudere il pannello di controllo.
  2. Controllo della vista: fare clic sul mondo per bloccare il cursore e controllare la vista dell’avatar. Premere Esc per sbloccarla.
  3. Premere V per passare dalla visuale in prima persona a quella in terza persona.
  4. Premere I per aprire e chiudere lo zaino. 
  5. Premere N per nascondere e mostrare il nome dell’avatar.
  6. Premere U una volta per nascondere l’interfaccia utente di Decentraland.
  7. Premere Esc per chiudere tutte le finestre.
  8. Tab Espande il menu e permette di saltare da una sezione all’altra.
  9. Per spostare l’avatar, utilizzare i seguenti tasti:
    • W – Su
    • S – Giù
    • A – Sinistra
    • D – Destra

Decentraland Tutorial

How to easily visit the installation from your PC (Decentraland does not allow mobile devices at this time)

  1. To visit the installation, please either scan and follow the link in the QR code above, or click the orange button above to be taken directly to the Unikquo Metafair on Decentraland.
  2. If you do not have an account on Decentraland, simply log in as a guest (guest) and follow the instructions to create your own temporary avatar. You can always create an account at a later date.
  3. For an immersive and complete experience, be sure to turn on audio.

Navigating the installation

Once you enter Unikquo Metafair on Decentraland, use the following mouse and keyboard controls for navigation .

  1. Press C to open and close the control panel.
  2. View control: click the world to lock the cursor and control the avatar view. Press Esc to unlock it.
  3. Press V to switch between first-person and third-person views.
  4. Press I to open and close the backpack.
  5. Press N to hide and show the avatar’s name.
  6. Press U once to hide the Decentraland user interface.
  7. Press Esc to close all windows.
  8. Tab Expands the menu and allows you to jump from one section to another.
  9. To move the avatar, use the following keys:
    • W – Up
    • S – Down
    • A – Left
    • D – Right