Can I Work in Fashion Modeling with Tattoos?

Here is an interesting question regarding starting with fashion modeling and tattoos.

If you want to learn how to become a fashion model then tattoos are a major subject. The jury is still out as to whether this will become fashion trend, or fad.

Please let me know if you have anything to add or advice for this young female model.

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A Tattoo Question from a Female Model

Here is the question:

Hey Bob,

Fashion Modeling With Tattoos

Stock photo of a teen girl. She is behind leaves and smiling while peeking over her sunglasses. USA

I have a couple of Question’s for you I have people that tell me i can be a model and stuff..

I mean, the reason they say that is because I weigh 100 lbs i wear a size 0-1 in jeans and my shirts are small size.

But I feel as if i can’t be a model because i have 7 tattoos on my body. I mean I am a current student taking a class to become a Administrative assistant and I will be done in Feb. on the 28th, I hope anyways.

I don’t really do makeup like models do and I don’t do anything to my hair for pictures to submit because, what’s the use if i am just going to put it right back down when i get out of classes.

Let me know what you think about my modeling with tattoos and if I need professional photos or a portfolio. Thank you very much for taking your time to read this.

My Humble Answer about Tattoos in Modeling:

I can’t speak for the agencies but I personally don’t see the beauty in tattoos on models, especially in high fashion.
This is just an opinion because there are now supermodels in the business doing it. Fashion statements change constantly so keep check on what’s going on in the network.
I am only a photographer so the best way to find out for sure is to contact modeling agencies in your area and see what happens.
As for photos, many agents just want a head shot and full body with little or no makeup so you don’t normally need a MUA.
Hope this helps.
Bob Pardue
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Have a great time in your career!




About the fashion modeling video

This time I went in the studio and applied makeup on a black model Moniasse who has incredible tattoos. I knew we would be able to make an amazing photo shoot therefore check the photos we made on my Pinterest ( Will post when I get the photos.).


Concealer: MAC PRO conceal and correct palette/dark
Loose Powder: MAC deep peach
Black Kohl: Dolce & Gabbana
Orange Eyeshadow: Face Nico Baggio
Black Eyeliner: Essence
Foundation: MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation NW45
Eyebrow shadow: Kryolan Brow Palette
Lipstick: Kanebo – Sensai ( Forgot the number. It is the only one so dark. )

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