BlackArtTees

African American & Natural Hair Pride Art Tees

San Diego, California | 294 Sales

BlackArtTees

African American & Natural Hair Pride Art Tees

San Diego, California 294 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (94)

Announcement   FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON ALL DOMESTIC ORDERS (EXCEPT FOR BACK PACKS)!!
$15 OFF TOTAL ORDER WHEN YOU BUY MATCHING TANK TOP & LEGGINGS- DISCOUNT CODE: 15OFFLS

****NAME CHANGE TO BLACK ART TEES*****
(As you may know, I previously operated under Infinite Art Tees back on my original run in 2013-2014. That domain name has been taken by someone else, so though I was allowed to keep it for Etsy, it's just less confusing to have all of my shops/pages under the same name--BLACK ART TEES. For the time being, you will still see the Infinite Art Tees style logo on product artwork but that will change as I update. My apologies for any confusion this may cause but hey, it's a girl's perogative to change her mind, right?)

Uniquely Beautiful Natural Hair Art T Shirts. We Don't Do Cookie Cutter. Want the same old same old? We ain't the one. Want to stand up & stand out while doing it? Now you're speakin' our language! So you've begun a 'rediscovery' of your natural self and it feels great, doesn't it? Now that you've found your way back to who you 'really are'...Let Black Art Tees Tell The World. BE BOLD. BE FIERCE. BE YOU. NATURALLY.

Black Women--In a world that renders us invisible more often than not. BE HEARD. Without Saying A Word.
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Yup..I'm back..better late than never. If any of you were old customers, I DEEPLY apologize for the way I went out. Unfortunately, trying to do everything, including the printing, ended up backfiring on me big time when my equipment went kaput at the most inopportune time. I had to cease operations and then life,happened. I decided to go back to school and leave the country. lol..yeah, big changes. But lately, I've missed the creative process and decided to re-launch this project. With some changes. I no longer have the Infinite Art Tees name so if you've tried to look me up in the past couple of years..chances are you came across some other website that was obviously not selling Afrocentric/Natural Hair Tees. But that's ok. As you can see..I have now decided to change the name to BLACK ART TEES. Appropriate, I think. I now realize that keeping Infinite Art Tees here when I cannot use the domain name is too confusing. So new name, but same great commitment to giving you stellar art and products. Still other big changes...This time around, I'm contracting with Printful to print and ship out the tees. you will see that most of the products are All Over Prints now. Direct-to-garment & sublimation printing is much better quality than the previous printing method I used and the designs will pretty much outlast the garments. Printful is well-known and is a featured print-on-demand & fulfillment company on the Shopify platform. Bottom line: they can do what I TRIED to do back when I first started Infinite (now Black Art Tees). Let's just say, I know my limitations now and I realize I cannot do everything. Plus, I'm old now (hell, let's keep it 100, I was old then too). But frankly, today, I just don't feel like doing everything. But I AM still committed to providing the best art and designs, for you, the customers. That's one thing that will NEVER change. So...let's get reacquainted.
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PRINT METHOD & IT'S MEANING:

SUBLIMATION PRINTING (all-over-print)

This is the process of printing onto a special sheet of paper, and then transferring that image onto fabric. The ink is heated until it disintegrates into the corresponding fabric. That makes the ink long-lasting, and you’ll never have the unfortunate “peeling” effect of a well-worn t-shirt.
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DISCLAIMER ABOUT SUBLIMATION PRINTED GARMENTS:

Because of the process of sublimation (which is the process that will be most used by my shop), there will often be white streaks in the armpit area of the tee. This is an unfortunate by product of being able to print all over. There are, of course, limitations. The inks will probably outlast the garment but white streaks are usually inevitable. Fortunately, it's usually not in really visible or obvious areas of the tees. If you received a t shirt and absolutely find the streaks under the armpits unacceptable; I will refer you to this disclaimer.
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P.S.--I will be adding more designs as time allows. First, updated versions of the most popular 'old' designs and then I will see what's popular and what needs to be permanently 'retired'. Please bear with me.
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SHIPPING RATES & POLICIES: ALL SHIPPING WILL BE HANDLED FROM NOW ON BY PRINTFUL. A FLAT $5.00 FEE SHIPPING CHARGE WILL BE ADDED TO ALL FUTURE BLACK ART TEE ORDERS. (as of January 23, 2018)

DOMESTIC SHIPPING TIME FRAME: Most items will be SHIPPED within 9-12 business days from time of order placement with Black Art Tees. (Please keep in mind, that I send the orders manually to PRINTFUL to be printed & they then ship out to customers. This is an added step but I want to keep abreast of orders. This is a longer process than when I printed; but I believe the quality is well worth it. Please bear with me as this is new for me too. But PRINTFUL has an A-1 reputation. Also keep in mind, this is a GENERALIZED estimate. Black Art Tees cannot offer GUARANTEED shipping times once your items are in the possession of the US Postal Service unless items are sent via USPS Priority EXPRESS. This is the ONLY USPS service that offers GUARANTEED OVERNITE delivery.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: These are GENERAL shipping time frames and are in no way meant to be guaranteed. Once the post office has the item, we cannot offer guaranteed time frames (except for USPS Priority EXPRESS). But in our experience so far, we have found them to be both reliable and quick...except at Christmas time...don't EVEN ask. lol....

EXPEDITED SHIPPING is available upon request if you need something sent faster than the above noted time frames. Please Convo with us before ordering.

I thank you in advance for choosing Black Art Tees! I'm just one sistah trying to use my Creator-divined gifts to spread a message of self-love! We can't give what we don't have! Peace and Blessings!

NZinga, Black Art Tees

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 6, 2018

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON ALL DOMESTIC ORDERS (EXCEPT FOR BACK PACKS)!!
$15 OFF TOTAL ORDER WHEN YOU BUY MATCHING TANK TOP & LEGGINGS- DISCOUNT CODE: 15OFFLS

****NAME CHANGE TO BLACK ART TEES*****
(As you may know, I previously operated under Infinite Art Tees back on my original run in 2013-2014. That domain name has been taken by someone else, so though I was allowed to keep it for Etsy, it's just less confusing to have all of my shops/pages under the same name--BLACK ART TEES. For the time being, you will still see the Infinite Art Tees style logo on product artwork but that will change as I update. My apologies for any confusion this may cause but hey, it's a girl's perogative to change her mind, right?)

Uniquely Beautiful Natural Hair Art T Shirts. We Don't Do Cookie Cutter. Want the same old same old? We ain't the one. Want to stand up & stand out while doing it? Now you're speakin' our language! So you've begun a 'rediscovery' of your natural self and it feels great, doesn't it? Now that you've found your way back to who you 'really are'...Let Black Art Tees Tell The World. BE BOLD. BE FIERCE. BE YOU. NATURALLY.

Black Women--In a world that renders us invisible more often than not. BE HEARD. Without Saying A Word.
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Yup..I'm back..better late than never. If any of you were old customers, I DEEPLY apologize for the way I went out. Unfortunately, trying to do everything, including the printing, ended up backfiring on me big time when my equipment went kaput at the most inopportune time. I had to cease operations and then life,happened. I decided to go back to school and leave the country. lol..yeah, big changes. But lately, I've missed the creative process and decided to re-launch this project. With some changes. I no longer have the Infinite Art Tees name so if you've tried to look me up in the past couple of years..chances are you came across some other website that was obviously not selling Afrocentric/Natural Hair Tees. But that's ok. As you can see..I have now decided to change the name to BLACK ART TEES. Appropriate, I think. I now realize that keeping Infinite Art Tees here when I cannot use the domain name is too confusing. So new name, but same great commitment to giving you stellar art and products. Still other big changes...This time around, I'm contracting with Printful to print and ship out the tees. you will see that most of the products are All Over Prints now. Direct-to-garment & sublimation printing is much better quality than the previous printing method I used and the designs will pretty much outlast the garments. Printful is well-known and is a featured print-on-demand & fulfillment company on the Shopify platform. Bottom line: they can do what I TRIED to do back when I first started Infinite (now Black Art Tees). Let's just say, I know my limitations now and I realize I cannot do everything. Plus, I'm old now (hell, let's keep it 100, I was old then too). But frankly, today, I just don't feel like doing everything. But I AM still committed to providing the best art and designs, for you, the customers. That's one thing that will NEVER change. So...let's get reacquainted.
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PRINT METHOD & IT'S MEANING:

SUBLIMATION PRINTING (all-over-print)

This is the process of printing onto a special sheet of paper, and then transferring that image onto fabric. The ink is heated until it disintegrates into the corresponding fabric. That makes the ink long-lasting, and you’ll never have the unfortunate “peeling” effect of a well-worn t-shirt.
-----------------------------------------------------
DISCLAIMER ABOUT SUBLIMATION PRINTED GARMENTS:

Because of the process of sublimation (which is the process that will be most used by my shop), there will often be white streaks in the armpit area of the tee. This is an unfortunate by product of being able to print all over. There are, of course, limitations. The inks will probably outlast the garment but white streaks are usually inevitable. Fortunately, it's usually not in really visible or obvious areas of the tees. If you received a t shirt and absolutely find the streaks under the armpits unacceptable; I will refer you to this disclaimer.
-------------------------------------------------------

P.S.--I will be adding more designs as time allows. First, updated versions of the most popular 'old' designs and then I will see what's popular and what needs to be permanently 'retired'. Please bear with me.
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SHIPPING RATES & POLICIES: ALL SHIPPING WILL BE HANDLED FROM NOW ON BY PRINTFUL. A FLAT $5.00 FEE SHIPPING CHARGE WILL BE ADDED TO ALL FUTURE BLACK ART TEE ORDERS. (as of January 23, 2018)

DOMESTIC SHIPPING TIME FRAME: Most items will be SHIPPED within 9-12 business days from time of order placement with Black Art Tees. (Please keep in mind, that I send the orders manually to PRINTFUL to be printed & they then ship out to customers. This is an added step but I want to keep abreast of orders. This is a longer process than when I printed; but I believe the quality is well worth it. Please bear with me as this is new for me too. But PRINTFUL has an A-1 reputation. Also keep in mind, this is a GENERALIZED estimate. Black Art Tees cannot offer GUARANTEED shipping times once your items are in the possession of the US Postal Service unless items are sent via USPS Priority EXPRESS. This is the ONLY USPS service that offers GUARANTEED OVERNITE delivery.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: These are GENERAL shipping time frames and are in no way meant to be guaranteed. Once the post office has the item, we cannot offer guaranteed time frames (except for USPS Priority EXPRESS). But in our experience so far, we have found them to be both reliable and quick...except at Christmas time...don't EVEN ask. lol....

EXPEDITED SHIPPING is available upon request if you need something sent faster than the above noted time frames. Please Convo with us before ordering.

I thank you in advance for choosing Black Art Tees! I'm just one sistah trying to use my Creator-divined gifts to spread a message of self-love! We can't give what we don't have! Peace and Blessings!

NZinga, Black Art Tees

NZinga Dee

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About

I'm An Artist & I'm Sensitive About My....

My story? Ever changing and evolving. I'm always trying to find ways of expressing this Creator given talent. My new preferred canvas is t-shirts and I have a million and one ideas on how to use fabric to convey emotion and messages that are important to me. As the Erykah Badu partial quote above denotes--I'm an artist 1st and foremost and my art is intensely personal and deeply felt--but I also realize that to fully embrace this gift from the Creator; I need to share it with the world. So please be gentle. lol..

Black Art Tees' goal is simple--create Black & Natural Hair Pride T Shirts that feature artwork that uplifts & hopefully inspires pride in those uniquely African Diasporan attributes that the larger society has tried to convince us are somehow 'less than'--whether that's in relation to Mother Africa, our history, our natural hair texture or our voluptuous curves. We seek to represent US in all of our magnificent and glorious BLACKNESS--unapologetically so. As a people, we are inundated with HIS-STORY..it's time we tell ours. Beautiful, Conscious, Wearable Art: Make A Statement Without Saying A Word.

Shop members

  • NZinga Dee

    Owner

    I have been an artist most of my life and gravitated towards the expression of black representational art from the very beginning. I love portraying black in all of it's glorious and beautiful gradations and 'textures'.

Production partners

  • A sublimation manufacture who uses your designs and prints them on products

    Hong Kong

    They are a manufacturer who takes your designs and prints them via sublimation process onto hundreds of products.

  • A sublimation print-on-demand manufacturer who takes your designs and prints them on many products.

    United States

    Printful, a well-known and respected printing company, will be the primary printing and fulfillment go-to for my products. What does that mean for you, the customer? It means that when you place an order, they will be the one who prints & ships out your product.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 29, 2018
Thanks so much for checking out my lil' space in the Universe! Here at Black Art Tees, I am an artist first and foremost and I always strive to put my heart and soul into each piece. For me, the art comes FIRST and then I seek to fit that into the working parameters of t-shirts or whatever other medium I'm working with. I'm always experimenting with ideas and as such you may see some work that looks one way one day and I may look at it too long (which for me may be 2 minutes) and decide I wanna change it...just forgive me now, ok? lol..

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
We strive to put our customers first and make it a point to resolve any issues regarding our products. If any product purchased via our site is delivered damaged, we will replace that item with same item or an item of equal value, less shipping charges. (All delivery options provide confirmation & tracking so we will know whether an item has been lost in transit.) If all attempts at resolution fail; we will gladly offer a full refund to our customers--within 7 days of purchase only. Any items returned after this period will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Return & Exchange Policy (PLEASE READ THIS POLICY THOROUGHLY AND MAKE SURE YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS BEFORE ORDERING. THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION!)

-THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR CUSTOM MADE ORDERS. Please make sure you read Black Art Tees policies thoroughly before requesting a custom order.

- We do however, try to guarantee that you will be satisfied with your order. If for any reason you are not satisfied, and an exchange for another item of equal value is not desired; you may return it within 7 days (at customer expense) from the date of receipt for a refund or exchange (limited to 1 exchange PER purchase item please). If we receive your item(s) back AFTER the time period of 7 days, we will decide on a case by case basis if we will provide a full or partial refund; an exchange for item(s) of equal value OR an in-store credit.

- Item must be in the original condition in which it was received. It cannot be washed, worn, or altered in any way.

-Because this is the internet, I understand that sometimes there can be sizing issues with purchases so as mentioned above, I do allow ONE size exchange PER ITEM purchase. To reduce the chances of receiving the wrong size tee, please READ ITEM DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY BEFORE MAKING YOUR PURCHASE. All appropriate items have sizing charts included in picture section. If the item you are interested in doesn't, by all means, please contact me and I will be happy to send you one via email. ***WE WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT FOR ALL- OVER PRINT TEES THAT YOU GO AT LEAST ONE SIZE LARGER THAN YOU NORMALLY WEAR.****

-Please also make sure that the email provided to Black Art Tees upon ordering is current & up-to-date as we may need to contact you if there are any issues with your order. If we do not hear from you in a timely manner, we reserve the option to either NOT move forward with your order until we receive a response OR we will use our discretion & best judgment and may still send out your order ALONG with an alert email letting you know of our decision & any possible changes or alterations to your original order. Since we prefer our customers to provide input on their orders, the latter scenario will be a LAST RESORT ONLY! So please make our jobs easier and make sure you are able to receive emails from us to update you on the progress of your order and please RESPOND in a timely manner if you do happen to receive an email from us. We appreciate your cooperation.

- Buyer pays for the return shipment. We DO NOT refund any shipping charges. If you are returning or exchanging an item, please contact us for instructions.
Payment
WE ACCEPT ALL PAYMENTS VIA PAYPAL & DIRECT CHECKOUT. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this feature. PayPal accepts all major credit cards. Direct Checkout offers the option of paying directly onsite via any major credit card or bank account without having to log into a separate site. This feature also now allows Infinite Art Tees to accept Etsy Gift Cards.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you change your mind and would like to cancel an order after placement; please do so via Etsy's or via PayPal's system. Both sites provide instructions as to how to accomplish this. And as a courtesy or if you have problems, please send me an email informing me of the cancellation; just in case there is a lapse in either of these systems and as a guarantee that I won't process your order in error.
Shipping
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All DOMESTIC SHIPPING is done via United State Postal Service 1st Class Mail via our PRINT PARTNER, PRINTFUL. There is a flat shipping charge of $5.00 on all domestic orders.

AS OF RIGHT NOW, BLACK ART TEES ONLY SHIPS DOMESTICALLY. NO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS. THIS COULD CHANGE IN THE FUTURE.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING TIME FRAME: Most items shipped within the contiguous U.S. will be delivered within 9-12 business days from time of placing your order.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: These are general shipping time frames and are in no way meant to be guaranteed. Once the post office has the item, we can no longer offer guaranteed time frames. But in our experience so far, we have found them to be both reliable and quick.

EXPEDITED SHIPPING is available on request if you need something sent faster than the above noted time frames. Please Convo with us before ordering.
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HOLIDAY SHIPPING POLICIES: Tis' the Season..almost..but I wanted to set cut-off shipping dates now so there is no confusion. With all of the frenzy surrounding the gift-giving season; the last thing customers want to worry about is purchasing something online-only to realize it won't make it in time for Christmas! I don't want to be known as Ms. Scrooge or the Loc'd Grinch Who Stole Christmas..so here are the absolute LAST days to order to TRY to ensure that your items arrive in a timely manner and in time for the Holidays. (Note I said "try" because unfortunately, there are no guarantees--implied or otherwise. Once your item is placed in the mail; I cannot guarantee anything. While my experience so far with US Priority Mail has been stellar and without complications--and QUICK, I might add--and I have no reason to assume it will be any different during the holidays--I cannot offer absolute guarantees. As we all know, there can be unforseen glitches and hitches. But on my end, I do guarantee that I will do my very best to get your purchases to you as quickly as possible. Items purchased via my shop are always sent USPS (US Priority Mail) with a tracking number so they are always completely traceable/trackable.
So here are the Christmas cut off dates for purchases made via Infinite Art Tees:

Domestic US Shipping Cut-Off Date: December 17, 2018. Exception: If you choose to upgrade and expedite shipping but be aware that additional charges WILL apply.

International Shipping Cut-Off Date: December 9, 2018. This includes ANY countries not part of the contiguous U.S., including Canada. Again, the same exceptions apply to those international customers who choose to expedite their shipping for additional charges.

And I thank you in advance for choosing Black Art Tees! I'm just one sistah trying to use my Creator-divined gifts to spread a message of self-love! We can't give what we don't have! Peace and Blessings!

NZinga, Black Art Tees

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Additional policies and FAQs
Our t-shirts are either 100% pre-shrunk ring spun cotton, cotton blend or 100% polyester blends for our dye sublimation designs (All Over Prints); we print only on name brand, 1st quality cotton, cotton blend or polyester garments. Although specific brands are listed in each product description; because of occasional stock depletion or supplier issues, we reserve the right to use substitution brands at any time. The original Black Art Tees artwork is printed & fulfilled by PRINTFUL using a direct-to-garment and/or sublimation printing process. There are many You Tube videos available that show how this process works, but in a nutshell, the art/graphics are vaporized into the garment via an industrial heat press. Much more durable and basically the art/graphic will outlast the garment. This is the best technology out right now and it's pricier than what I offered before, but hands down; the quality is well worth it. Thanks!

More information

Last updated on Mar 29, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

I will offer wholesale plastisol heat transfers of some of the most popular designs. Keep on the look out for that.

Custom and personalized orders

At this point, I'm not offering custom or personalized orders. What you see available on the site, is all I'm offering. This could also change.

Sizing details

Please make sure to view the available sizing charts available on all applicable listings.

Sizing is tricky but we've tried to provide an accurate sizing chart straight from the printer. Please use the basic rule of thumb when ordering t-shirts online: for women's regular T-Shirts--which are generally 50/50 cotton/poly blends--if you are bustier, size UP at least one size above your normal size.

UNISEX tees are pretty true-to-size but provide a looser fit, so keep that in mind.

For the women's all over specialty tees--most all are cut-and-sew, which means they are pretty much true-to-fit. But when in doubt---SIZE UP.

And if you are still unsure--shoot us a message and we'll be happy to help.