No Ink Allowed is the artistic representation of a society ruled by unnecessary laws and the inability to fully maximize our potential and express ourselves.

The name was inspired by a pencil-only-using-art-in-human-form, Mary John (even though she calls herself Ariadne or Quanna these days).

This is the Nigerian teen zine for the restless mind. It is filled with culture, ephemera, art and riot grrrl, African style.

About the author

Mary John(formerly the editor of even existence-the blog) is a grunge-indie-hipster-ish occasionally pop culture obsessed Nigerian teen artist who spends her many days ‘filled with so little hours’ on the internet, school work(during the school terms), art(which includes poetry,drawing,photography, music, dance and film making), her dog and learning to live and love again.