Tattoo artist Minka Sicklinger and a guest at Pamela Love's pop-up tattoo shop.
Photo: Courtesy of Julia Schwemmer/Pamela Love
Jewelry designer Pamela Love isn't one to follow the crowd, which is why we've always loved her. Unlike last season's steampunk jewelry presentation, Pamela decided to something a little more daring for this NYFW show—opening up a pop-up tattoo shop to get her designs permanently inked on your skin. She and her hubby (illustrator Matthew Jameson Nelson Love) created custom flash-sheets from which people can choose their designs. The tattoos are then applied by artists Minka Sicklinger and Patrick “Fish” King to members of the fash industry who are willing to go the extra mile in between Lincoln Center shows. So, why did she opt for something so permanent instead of her usual presentation? "Tattoos and jewelry are very similar, they are both decorative adornments for the body that often have deep meaning to the individual," Pamela said in a press release. "Jewelry is very personal, it is something that you can wear every day and after a while the pieces you wear most feel like they’ve become a part of you. Getting a tattoo is a logical extension of that idea. It’s something you can carry with you forever."