Flash Tattoos


This year we have been spending a lot of time out on the eastern tip of Long Island, watching movies in the backyard with friends, having picnics on the beach, driving around windy country roads to farm stands in our 1982 Mercedes. One morning my creative partner in crime (Kelly) came in and said look at these! Everyone at Surf Lodge is wearing them and I want to paint a girl’s entire body like a warrior princess with them, do you want to shoot it? Obviously.

Part of fashion is looking at the culture around you, taking aspects of it, like trendy flash tattoos the girls in Montauk are rocking, and turning it into a fantasy, into a story that only lives in our minds yet is inspired by the world around us. It took Kelly 4 hours to adorn our fearless warrior Sofia before Ido took over with hair and makeup. With some amazing Issey Miyake pieces catching in the summer wind whipping around her body, we followed her into a world of golden goddesses…here is to the sparkling days of summer before the twinkling light washes away like flecks of gold foil.

Flash_Tattoos_04 Flash_Tattoos_05 EH9A8172-2 Flash_Tattoos_03 Flash_Tattoos_08 Flash_Tattoos_16Flash_Tattoos_09 Flash_Tattoos_19 Flash_Tattoos_13 Flash_Tattoos_14 Flash_Tattoos_11 Flash_Tattoos_17 Flash_Tattoos_18 Flash_Tattoos_12 Modeled by Sofia R. of Wilhelmina // Tattoos & Styling by Kelly Framel // Hair & Makeup by Ido Raphael // Clothing by Issey Miyake // Hinged Ring + Ear Cuff by Ippolita // Nail Rings by Bijules // Talon Earrings by Campbell

18 thoughts on “Flash Tattoos

  1. As always, astonishing work, Jamie. The processing of the dark and skin tones is incredible! It is such a pleasure to see your work, every – single – time 🙂

  2. I’m in complete agreement, this is your best editorial yet! I can’t take my eyes off of her…I want those tattoos! Would LOVE a behind-the-scenes post for this shoot, especially the tattoo application. Superb job, well done!

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