In pictures Emily Shephard looks to be a bubbly blonde, but she describes herself more like the dark-haired, jaded character Emily the Strange. “I’m a strange person,” she says. “I wasn’t a rocker chick. I was kind of a nerd. I didn’t have porn under my bed—I had tattoo magazines. Tattoos just fit me.”
Christmas came one month early to Inked in the form of Christmas Abbott, whose body has been perfected thanks to tattoos and CrossFit, the increasingly popular fitness training program. “My mother named me Christmas because I was born so close to the holiday,” she says. “Actually, it’s Christmas Joye simply because that’s exactly what I was to her—I was her Christmas joy ...
“The less free skin I have left, the more analytical I’m getting about tattoos.”
We all know name tattoos are a bad idea. Ana Stone disagrees. “The script above my knees says ‘Harley Baby.’ When I showed my mom she was like, ‘Isn’t it a bad omen to get someone’s name?’ I was like, ‘Mom, it’s my dog. I don’t think he’s going to leave me for someone younger in 10 years.’”
A girly belly-button ring just isn't enough for Stephanie Fleischman—unless you multiply it by six, the most piercings she’s had in her navel at one time.