Once again, I cite Things & Ink as a way to present tattooed women, even nude, in ways that are sexy without being sleazy. For example, the El Wood shoot, an image from which is shown below, is gorgeous and elegant. El has modeled for many other tattoo magazines, and if you do a Google image search on her, you'll see differences in which her beauty is portrayed.
I'm also a huge fan of "The New Normal" spread, in which women, and a man, who normally don't fall under the "tattoo model" category as per today's industry standards, are photographed and art directed by Josh Brandao as "human curiosities" "to challenge what society deems as acceptable, to shatter the boundaries of attraction and redefine what we see as beautiful." Check the video preview below for a peak at those pages.
Beyond the fashion, my favorite articles also included an intimate look into the home of Lianna Moule of Immortal Ink (with her husband Jason Butcher); the Q&A with tattooer Ashley Love of NY Adorned; and Amelia Klem Osterud and Carmen Forquer Nyssen offer another fantastic historical piece, this time on "Mr. & Mrs. Ted Hamilton," tattooed performers who worked for smaller circuses in the 1920s.
And so, once again, I highly recommend picking up the latest Things & Ink. You can grab it online here.