• Tue, Sep 20 2011

Someone Put Lady Parts On The Cover Of A Magazine! [NSFW]

For its debut issue, uber-cool new art and fashion magazine Garage has decided to “go there” and put a lovely photo of a vulva on its cover. (Actually, it’s one of three covers.) But not just any vulva. A vulva that’s been tattooed with the work of Damien Hearst and photographed by Hedi Slimane. Now that’s a vulva with credentials!

The back story behind this project is that editor-in-chief Dasha Zhukova (formerly of Pop) asked several famous artists including Richard Prince, Damien Hirst, and Jeff Koons, to design tattoos. She then found people willing to get said designs tattooed on them, and art occurred. Of the group, I’m pretty sure the butterfly was the most daring, as it’s on quite the sensitive area. Part of me is annoyed Hirst went for the most clichéed tramp stamp that exists (at least it’s not tribal?), but it’s well done and cleverly placed, so I’ll give it a pass.

“I love it,” model Shauna Taylor told The New York Post of her fancy new body art. “I would have been stupid not to be part of this project. I have a piece of art on my vagina. Not one single person can ever say they gave birth through a Damien Hirst piece of art. I can [if I ever give birth].”

As tattooing comes to be regarded as more of a high art, I have no doubt more collaborations like this will happen. Personally, I would jump at the chance to get a tattoo designed by one of my favorite artists. Maybe not on my sensitive lady parts, though. How about you?

(Via Jezebel)

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  • Ninargh

    I’d be on that like a jungle cat. I LOVE tattoos, (much to my father’s chagrin) but am as yet unable to afford the bigger pieces I have in the planning stages. Sigh.

  • Mary

    It’s NOT a tatoo. See the butterfly wings hanging down? Tatoos stay on skin. This is just another vile excuse for AOL to bring soft porn to children (and others) who may stumble onto this site.

    I prefer the old AOL, before Time-Warner took over and sleazed it up.