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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
Some things in life are just better when someone else does them for you. It’s the universal truth that makes take-out taste better than anything you could whip up in your own kitchen, and — for most of us — it’s the reason we’re willing to pay big bucks for other people to color our hair, wax our bikini lines, read
Calling YACHT simply a “band” is reductive. In fact, the duo hasn’t put out a new album since 2011’s Shangri-La, but Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans have kept plenty busy, with a series of singles and EPs that have each become audio-visual endeavours unto themselves. There’s 2012’s reworking of Gallic read