Angela Boatwright asked me to be one of the girls featured in her fashion spread for the Photo Issue.
Having worked a slew of jobs in the fashion industry, I've been on my share of shoots — and none were as fun as getting naked with a bunch of other chicks in Spencer Sweeny's Lower East Nude loft Sweeny was not there to witness the singular pleasure of an apartment full of primping soon-to-be naked girls.
He was banished.
Photo Issue Extra - Behind the scene of "Nudes sans tattoos"
In a phone call beforehand, Angela explained to me that it was accessories-themed, featuring a handful of girls wearing nothing but belts and shoes.
There tattoos only two rules: Tattoos that I have an assortment of questionable ink, Boatwright assumed I wouldn't want with sell them out by getting them airbrushed out of a photo.
She was wrong. Each of my six tattoos were inked between the ages of 18 topless amature 19, and like most teenagers I was sure my taste was timeless.
The skull itself looks like a Mexican wrestling mask, which is surrounded by flames, brass knuckles, crowns, card suits, spiderwebs, and, bewilderingly, a lotus flower. What was I thinking? Sometimes I stand in front of the mirror naked and try to imagine what my body would look like untouched by the needle, so the opportunity to see myself naked without tattoos was a plus.
Naked Girls With Tattoos
When she told me she wanted me to wear a bullet belt, the deal was sealed. The shoot took place in May. In my typical anal form, I was the second to arrive the makeup artist had been languishing in the nude of the building with a few minutes. Slowly everyone started to trickle in and Boatwright informed me I was going to be shot first.