Each adolescent today seems to be carrying some eagerness to stand out with own means. Not that wasn’t common for any adolescent, everywhere, anytime, all times. But today’s adolescents seem to be thinking of one way to recreate uniqueness – through skin embellishments and jewelry enhancements (and I’m not talking necklaces, rings, earrings or bracelets!).
Tattoos. We’ve all been there at least once in our lives. Either it was a simple, innocent mark on the skin as a forget-not-note, either it was a tiny temporary holiday tattoo. Or serious ink. The kind that doesn’t go away, the kind that stays on even when you’ll be 50, 60 or 80 years old!
One of the most famous tattoo artists (oh, yes, they’re called artists! Tattoos are a certified form of art) is Scott Campbell. What made him famous? Tattooing. Who made him famous? The rich and famous. And fashionable. Marc Jacobs? He’s got ink all over him. Cartoon ink! Spongebob, Eric Cartman (from Southpark), his pet bull terriers, a Simpson version of Marc himself, two renditions of the Oui porn magazine, Shameless on his chest, Bros Before Hos on the forearm (a tattoo carried by Marc, Scott Campbell himself and a small circle of friends), a couch on his right hip and so many colored stars.
One of the famous models who got inked by Scottie C is Lily Cole with a fancy writing across her right foot and a little heart on her right inner wrist. The photos are taken by Terry Richardson, also a friend of our tattoo artist Scott Campbell.
I stand on the negative side of the barricade. I don’t believe in tattoos (anymore). I don’t see the beauty in inking my body (anymore). But I want to share this with you, I want to hear you out, know your side of the ink-story, maybe it’s indeed a fashion and I’m gonna be outtrended by this powerful courant de mode. (via)