Buzzfeed’s 40-Top-Models-With-Fashionable-Tattoos article ‘illustrates’ just how far the fashion world has come in terms of embracing body art as an expression of mainstream popular culture in the past two decades. It was in the early 90’s that supermodels first began to sport tattoos, small and discrete at first, sported by the likes of Christy Turlington, Stephanie Seymour and Kate Moss. One can’t help but surmise that these lovely ladies might have been influenced to embrace body art as a result of their exposure to the ‘bad boys’ they were dating at the time, Vince Neil of Motley Crue for Turlington, Seymour snuggling up to Axl Rose of Guns and Roses, and of course Kate Moss and Johnny Depp were the original Brangelina.
Now, twenty years on, the tattoos are big and bold, and in the case of male models, they wouldn’t look out of place if they were fronting rock bands in the biggest stadiums in the world. This is not body art that is tucked away, but tattoos meant to be seen. It doesn’t hurt that the artwork is displayed on some of the most genetically blessed canvas to ever adorn the human race. Enjoy!