Getting a tattoo is like expressing your individuality to the whole world. You would want to express your feelings in a more non-verbal and communicative way, because a picture is worth a thousand words. Many aspiring models belief that once you get a tattoo then the chances of you getting a modeling gig becomes less. In this rigid industry, flexibility is offered to models that have tattoos.
So the question is can models have tattoos?
Even though, due to the advancement of technologies, you can get rid of permanent tattoos, but it is advisable to think twice before getting inked.
It is always advisable to keep thins things in mind so that you do not lose any opportunities for a modeling gig.
- Be honest
When you are submitting your photos to any modeling agency, make sure to enclose a picture of your tattoo. If you go for a photo shoot with a tattoo, without tell the agency beforehand, you might jeopardize further chances.
If you have a tattoo and the photographer requires you to cover it up, then please be reasonable and cover it up. The cover-up would only be a temporary process and you would be free to express yourself.
When provided with the opportunity to model with your tattoo, get creative and show them in a unique way that screams you.
Instead of being a model with a tattoo, you can become a tattoo model. Showcase the unique tattoo that you have made on your body. People are inspired to get more meaningful tattoos and with this new and increasing trend, a new type of “modeling” if you can call it is becoming popular- “tattoo modeling”
How to become a tattoo model
- Well, the first thing that you need is a noticeable tattoo to be a tattoo model. It can be in any place.
- You will need to set a definite style for yourself. You can mimic another model’s style, but it will not be your own.
- Practice in front of the mirrors until you are confident and comfortable.
- Pick the perfect outfit to show off all your tattoos.
With the changing mindset in the industry, anyone can aspire to be a model; you do not need to look a certain way or be of a certain size.
Many famous models have tattoos on their bodies, so in this day and age; models and tattoo are coming hand in hand. But sometimes work does not come easy. You would have to be flexible and most often the not, cover up your tattoo. Be flexible and reasonable. The industry is changing; the thoughts of people are also changing.