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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
New Yorkers are total pros when it comes to Halloween. Apparently, even back in the '70s, the city's kids knew how to pull together a costume that would photograph well.
Between 1974 and 1978, New York-based photographer Larry Racioppo documented children dressed in their Halloween finest across Bay Ridge, Queens, and read
Coco Rocha has been busy making some serious moves. One thousand, to be exact. Her new book, Study Of Pose, launched this week, and features 1,000 black and white photos of Rocha wearing a leotard in a series of unique positions. It's a stunning study on the human form. And, as funny timing would have it, she's also read