The Best Coveteur Tattoos

The Best Coveteur Tattoos

Nick Wooster, Olivia Kim & more dish on their first tat and their most meaningful ink.

We think it would be fair to say that a lot of the editors, singers, models and actors you see on Coveteur are storytellers in a lot of ways. Bear with us for a minute. By the time we actually get to the house of, say, Jayne Min or Chelsea Leyland, we usually find they have a whole lot more going on than just clothes (we mean, their clothes are still a big deal, dont get us wrong), like, say, their beauty cabinets, book shelves, refrigerators, and oh, their tattoos.

We stand firmly by the belief that a permanent ink drawing on one’s exposed skin says a lot about who you are. And through the anthropological research that is our job, we’ve found that the tattoo-bearing bunch are a notable crew. Not that they can be grouped all together, but they certainly have many interesting stories to tell and no problems with spilling them. So, in order to benefit our collective curiosity, we decided to ask some of the Cov-alums with the most striking ink to let us in on their first piece and their favorites, while our resident tattoo artist chimes in on the craziest requests he’s ever had and the most common. We consider the latter required viewing for the next time you feel the itch to get a piece of your own.

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“I forget about the tattoos until someone asks me about them! The first tattoo I got was a butterfly on my stomach when I was 14 and a freshman in high school. A friend of mine who was a senior drove me to some shady place in the-middle-of-nowhere New Jersey, and when we walked in, the first thing he asked was, [if I was] 18. I said yes, of course—it didn’t take much convincing. My favorite tattoos are the stick-and-poke ones that one of my best friends, Jen, has given me. They are imperfect and funny and spontaneous. I think that’s what makes them so special. She gave me a flower and one of the petals is not finished because we were late meeting other friends for dinner. I also have a dog bone on my arm. Random.” —Olivia Kim, Director of Creative Projects, Nordstrom
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