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Whether it was the result particularly raucous spring break in New Orleans, the product of working in a tattoo parlor in high school, or something else altogether, the story behind your first or your favorite tattoo is bound to be worth telling. We fashion people know that trends come and go, so the fact that tattoos are as permanent and personal as they are is something to cherish. That's why we've tapped some of R29's best friends in the fashion community to show off their ink and reveal the stories behind the designs. Who knows — it even might inspire you to commit (or re-commit!) to another piece (or five).
Photographed by Clarke Tolton
Photographed by Clarke Tolton; Photographed by Greg Manis
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