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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
These days, your Instagram feed probably looks a little something like this:
15% pet pics, 30% food snaps, and 10% beach shots. As for the remaining 45%? Fashion, and lots of it. The platform has easily become the industry's social medium of choice — and the #OOTD hashtag, in particular, has taken on such a life that read
Those of you who have been good disciples of Oprah and are still keeping dream journals are about to be rewarded. British artist and purveyor of lovely, necessary kitsch Mel Simone Elliott read your diaries and turned your dreams into reality. How? By creating the Colour Me Good Tom Hiddleston activity book.