Photographer: Naomi Rowlands
Makeup Artist: Emilia-Maria Krenzel
Female Model: Summer Mcinerney
Today’s society has such an inclusion to tattoos – if we look at TV Shows like Bondi Ink / Miami Ink, Celebrities flaunting their ink – they used to be seen as a form of rebellion or deviancy but that is no more the case as it becomes more trendy to have one and that is changing our view of beauty as well. You wouldn’t instantly think that full body tattoos could be soft, beautiful, enticing, mesmerizing….times are changing.
Women are embracing the need to express themselves through artwork on their bodies and it’s an amazing thing. In the early 20th century, tattoos were stigmatized (even illegal in some jurisdictions) because of their association with raunchy male imagery. Middle-class women who were tattooed knew they would be considered ‘loose’ or ‘seedy’ if they showed their marks. Now to show your tattoos is confidence in your own skin and self-expression.
Fashion and Body Art industries relate as they are both examples of self-expression. For this body of work, Pretty In Ink, we wanted to showcase Summer’s beautifully detailed tattoo artwork and encase it in feminine fashion, soft skirts and matching the scenery. Take on the stigma that tattooed women can’t be delicate.
Summer has such an extensive portfolio of strong striking images but we wanted to throw her in a long flowing skirt and go wild. Be girly, be soft, twirl around, skip down the corridor, have fun with it.
FASHION EDITORIAL – PRETTY IN PINK
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