With more than 100 tattoos, Wallace says he’s often stereotyped as a thug. “I change the way I dress around certain groups of people to cover up my tattoos ... [but] if I’m not in a business setting, you better believe I’m showing them off.”
Even crazier than being a Juggalo—a diehard fan of Insane Clown Posse—is not being one but going to the Gathering of the Juggalos. Our reporter spends four days inside the dark carnival.
Tattoos and couture collide in the work of these fashion designers. Some are upand- coming and some have already come up, but they all stay true to their art with designs that are irreverent, witty, and anything but ordinary.
Like her character the rogue agent Nikita, Maggie Q has remained an enigma. While Nikita begins to reveal herself throughout the second season of the CW show of the same name, Maggie tells her story through her tattoos.
Outdoor fashion spread featuring model, Tony Ward.
“The less free skin I have left, the more analytical I’m getting about tattoos.”
When tattoo veterans Brad Fink and Mark Andrews decided to open Iron Age Tattoo in 1994, they modeled the new shop after a place most people hate—the dentist. “When we opened, there were only nine shops in the St. Louis area, and they were all older and dingier,” Andrews explains over the sound of music and buzzing needles. “We wanted something clean and modern. It seems obvious now, but very few shops were going for that look back then.” Andrews and Fink set up Iron Age on Missouri’s hippest street, the Delmar Loop, and the shop’s approach and crew of skilled artists have helped them stay at the forefront of the St. Louis scene, even as competition has exploded around them over the past decade and a half. “I haven’t ...