Sleeve tattoos were once something you’d find on the arms of hardened Marines, not elegant young ladies. But times change and the alternative blurs with the mainstream just as one gender blurs into another. Not to mention one genre blurring into another. ’50s rockabilly colliding with punk has spawned genres like psychobilly. So this mixed bowl leads to an aesthetic blend that leaves tattooed sleeves and ladylike ’50s fashions comfortably at home together – as Katie Fogarty in Blackbook clearly demonstrates.
Photographed by Jason Kim, you can view more of a temporarily-tattooed Katie Fogarty at the gallery above.