Throughout all that was brewing around last week’s NYFW, one of the many things that stood out to me as truly cool and unique was jewelry designer Pamela Love‘s Pop-up Tattoo Parlor over at MilkMade’s Digital Bar, part of the MADE Fashion Week Weekend for her Spring 2013 collection – talk about presentation!
(photo: Pamela Love)
Already inked myself and a huge admirer of Love’s work, I couldn’t pass on this opportunity – a free tattoo by either of Pamela’s renowned tattoo artist friends, Minka Sicklinger, seen here (with Love) + menswear designer, Patrick ‘Fish’ King (below).
(photo: Amanda Hankan)
(photo: Mike Bogart)
Proposed as an open invitation to Love’s friends and public, I had to act fast, reserve my appointment + cross my fingers I’d be lucky enough to get in. The only catch – your tattoo had to be of their design, not yours. The tattoo designs were chosen by Pamela + her husband, Matthew Jameson Nelson Love, which included lunar cycles, Day of the Dead + traditional Navajo and Zuni symbols as seen below.
(photo: Lisa Mendelup)
Now many of you might think, ‘jewelry and tattoos I don’t get it,’ but based on Love’s designs and general esthetic, it’s not hard not to imagine wearing a tattoo along with one of her pieces. Pamela told Milk MADE, ‘I’ve had the idea to do a tattoo parlour for a longtime. I love tattoos, I have 17 and wanted to do something inspired by the collection that was more interactive.”
Wonder how Love will top this for the next NYFW?
Oh, + by the way, I did manage to get on the list and got this feather tattoo on my inner right wrist by ‘Fish’ (Patrick ‘Fish’ King). While I was getting my tattoo, ‘Fish’ mentioned how I would never find myself in that type of setting or scenario getting a tattoo, making the whole experience that much more fun.
What do you think?
(via Milk MADE)