In lieu of a formal presentation, Pamela Love hosted a pop-up tattoo parlor at Milk Studios Milk Bar on September 8-9, 2012. Love and her husband, Matthew Jameson Nelson Love, collaborated on a series of designs that were inspired by everything from the lunar cycles to the Day of the Dead, along with traditional Navajo and Zuni symbols. Artists (and close friends) Patrick “Fish” King and Minka Sicklinger tattooed crossed arrows, moons, Mexican sugar skulls, cow skulls, swords, and other designs, leaving guests with stunning, intricate, and permanent markings. The Parlor had long been something that Love wanted to do: “tattoos and jewelry are very similar, they are both decorative adornments for the body that often have deep meaning to the individual”. Big thanks to everyone who came out and Nokia Music for making it all possible. XX
Photos by Annabel Graham for Pas Un Autre, Atisha Paulson for Spin Magazine, and Julia Schwemmer.