BRITISH VOGUE x PRIDE: QUEERING THE SKIN
For the stars of Jade Ang Jackman’s short film, part of British Vogue’s special Pride 2020 video series, a tattoo is not simply a tattoo. For the model and trans activist Munroe Bergdorf, the words “protect trans kids” etched on her wrist are a reminder of a promise she made, both to herself and to the world. For tattoo artist Emily Malice, the open lock on her pubic bone served as a way to reclaim her sexuality. Fellow artist Nish Rowe’s facial tattoos were her way of owning her identity as a Black queer female. And activist Tanya Compas’s “Exist loudly” design is both a nod to the charity she founded, and, as she puts it, “a massive F you to society”.