To make it as a model, you need to create right look to appeal to top modelling agencies. If they believe you’re right for their talent roster, an agency can really open doors for you and start you on the road to a successful modelling career. LUXE Models asks: can you still be a model with tattoos?
Modelling and tattoos
The Tattoo Collections writes that throughout history, various civilisations have embraced tattooing for a number of social and cultural reasons. It was only in the 20th Century that tattoos became a fashion trend. Starting with rebel culture in the 50s and 60s and punk music in the 70s, tattoos gradually became cool and these days, people don’t remember a time when they weren’t in fashion.
Traditionally, the global fashion industry has always frowned upon tattoos. But attitudes are slowly changing, particularly with the rise of alternative modelling. If you want to become an alternative male model, for instance, it is key that you embrace your individuality, so tattoos may not always be out of the question here.
Even the mainstream fashion industry is slowly altering its stance towards tattoos. The Daily Mail writes that huge modelling names like Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Rosie Huntington-Whitelely all have tattoos and it hasn’t hurt their careers. Celebrated fashion photographer Christian Saint even reckons that in future, the tattooed model will come to reign supreme over the catwalks!
So what does this mean for you as an aspiring model? We answer this question on the LUXE Models website’s frequently asked questions page. Basically, tattoos shouldn’t hold you back from becoming a model. This may depend on the size of the artwork and its location on your body, as well as the type of modelling you want to break into.
LUXE Models advise you to take a measured approach. You may want to ensure any tattoos you get in future are small and based on parts of your body which are easily concealed. It is also vital that you are aware of what’s accepted within different areas of modelling, so you can make sure you enter an industry that’ll start you off on the road to success!