Behind The Ink

Behind The Ink

Tattooed women are subject to scrutiny all over the globe, but we're calling time on the stereotypes surrounding inked women, right here, right now with our exclusive mini-doc.

Originally published in July 2015

Tattoos are one of the most divisive areas of beauty that gets everyone embroiled in heated debate. But with their rising popularity it’s definitely time that the stereotypes around tattooed women are explored and obliterated. We spoke to five brilliant and successful women about why they got their ink and how having tattoos has affected them personally and professionally. Read more about these incredible women, below:

ReeRee Rockette (@reereerockette), Blogger, Tattoo Columnist and Salon Owner talks about how her tattoos make her feel in terms of body confidence and when she’s online dating by exploring the common perceptions of tattooed women.

Mary Kate Trevaskis (@marycupkate) is the Communications Director at Smashbox Cosmetics and Bumble and Bumble. She talks about her love of ink and how she’s continued to grow her collection of body art, despite working at a senior level in very corporate environment.

Alice Snape (@thingsandink) is the Founding Editor of the hugely popular Things&Ink magazine. Traditional tattoo magazines tend to use women to ‘sell’ their magazines to a largely male readership, but Things&Ink which aimed at both men and women, explores tattoo culture with style and intelligence. It’s beautiful, too!

Katie Parsons (@katieparsons) is a Kerrang! Radio DJ and Social Media Strategist. When Katie got married last year she chose to embrace her large chest piece rather than cover it up as many brides might. She explores the relationship between her body and her body art.

Tracy D (@tracydtattoos) is in-demand London-based tattooist who talks about her decision to enter into a male dominated profession – and she gets her tattoo needle into Anita Bhagwandas, Senior Beauty Editor.

Charley Bezer (@charleybezer) is Head of PR at Live Nation, and discusses how her tattoos have made her feel in a male dominated music industry.

Check out the August issue of Marie Claire, featuring everything you really need to know before you get inked, by Senior Beauty Editor and veteran tattoo-ee, Anita Bhagwandas @itsmeanitab

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