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May 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm
A very ‘graphic’ picture! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I have piercing envy!!
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Wow, what a face.
Look at the hair.
Look at those piercings!
My friends and I were just talking about “what do you do, when you no longer want to wear those those earrings?” What do you about the loose earlob?
Is it totally lame to ask this?
Anyway, gorgeous face, amazing skin.
August 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm
The skin will go back to it’s original shape and size if the ears haven’t been stretched past the gauge size 00. It’s not a terrible, awful thing to have stretched lobes. Most people who do don’t WANT to take them out or remove them later because the smarties who do their research and who know what they are doing to their bodies, aren’t going to regret their choice and most people who chose modification never have an I “no longer want to wear those earrings” moment. Not a dumb question at all! Glad people are curious for info and insight. :)
May 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm
May 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm
Joan Jett moda.
May 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm
i love edgy looks like this – you think people will be comfortable going to see their doctors who dress in this style?
great picture to have in black and white, too
it s awesome i had the same piercing on the lip :)
May 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm
Love the Raybans and piercings!
May 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm
All the piercings on this woman make her look so BADASS!!! I love how perfectly her eyebrows are done. Great picture!
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May 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Wow, what else can you say except…. AWESOME.
May 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Ahh, the original Ray-Ban wayfarer!
May 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm
geometrical shapes…love the lines of this photo!
I wish I could see the expression in her eyes – maybe I would then understand why people wear piercings, at all.
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May 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm
Beautiful lips. It’s a pity you couldn’t see her eyes.
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wow! The piercings and eyebrows are so symmetricalwithe whole face and the glasses! I usually don’t prefer so many piercings but here i love them!Having this photo in black&white is even better and stronger !
May 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm
Wayfarers, always right.
May 8, 2012 at 5:27 pm
This picture is unbelievable. I get breathless just looking at it. Lovely photography, and even more stunning focal point. She’s WOW!
May 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm
So rad! diggin her faux hawk!
May 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm
what an intriguing picture, love it in black & white and yes, her eyes are covered but it is as if her eyes are all over the picture – a bit scary too
Love these piercings. So cool !
May 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm
Oh wow, her piercings…Really amazing.
May 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm
awesome capture! Really strong character.
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Amazing black and white picture! Love it!
May 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm
Is her mouth nailed shut?
May 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm
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What a look! The eyebrows are so perfect, penciled I wonder? Frames everything so well!
May 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm
Strong photo….not a fan of piercing
May 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Move over Lisbeth Salander!
May 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm
I love the b&w here, and especially the light. It’s a beautiful image. She’s a good looking woman, intimidating too, as I guess is partly the intention. To Natasha, who asked about the stretched lobes: I can’t help thinking of a friend who’s just had extensive plastic surgery to repair her ears after years of stretching her piercings. The surgeon did zigzag cuts into the holes and then stitched the lobes back together. A straight line of stitches gives a very visible scar. Very painful, and though she liked the piercings at first she regrets having them done now. The price you pay…. I guess people ruin their feet with shoes and need surgery. Not so different, though less visible.
May 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm
Love this photo! It’s extraordinary!!! :D
May 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm
So amazing. I love this sort of style when the girl is so gorgeous that she manages to make it look pretty.
May 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm
Reminds me of girl with the dragon tattoo’s rooney mara
May 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Love the graphic lashes. So sleek!
May 8, 2012 at 7:32 pm
I like this, but I wonder if history will bear this part of the century out as being ‘self-mutilating…”
May 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm
Very current look. Somewhere in the mix of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Givenchy. Body modification is borderline appaling so…KUDOS to anyone who can make it look appealing!
May 8, 2012 at 8:07 pm
nice textures and shades
May 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm
Wow, this is an intense look. Reminds me a bit of Joan Jett, but tougher.
May 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm
Very beautiful girl, with or without piercings. But also great black and
white photo. I like the contrast between her soft skin and the ruff hair, jacket and Ray-Ban.
Well done !
May 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm
I like how you play with the black & white, I don’t know if this picture would have been the same in colour :)
May 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm
Wow, tough look. This is one amazing shot!
May 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm
Great black and white portrait.
Soft skin against ruff hair, piercings and jacket.
Ray-Ban : the best !
May 8, 2012 at 10:03 pm
This is gorgeous classic style.
May 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm
May 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm
interesting, i just noticed after taking a second look that her lip piercings and eye brow tattoos (pencil?) make a very strong cross (+) on her face…it’s very striking…seraphic and sinister at the same time.
May 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm
This woman inspires me. I love everything about this.
May 8, 2012 at 11:49 pm
This is more than beautiful! this is wow, I dont have words. I am so inlove
May 9, 2012 at 12:21 am
One wonders about the full-body view, hmmn.
May 9, 2012 at 12:43 am
Hola, si lo que buscaba la chica era diferenciarse de los demás lo ha conseguido. El blanco y negro la sumerge en la abstracción.
Would have loved to see her outfit… Nice b&w shot though.
May 9, 2012 at 2:16 am
What a great spunky punk look! Let’s Rock it!
Absolutly beautiful shot.
May 9, 2012 at 2:40 am
Wow qu’elle allure !
May 9, 2012 at 2:44 am
May 9, 2012 at 2:57 am
The shades in this picture are amazing!!!!
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May 9, 2012 at 3:12 am
Suddenly having flashbacks to my first visit to Commander Salamander in DC… she looks amazing.
May 9, 2012 at 3:27 am
I love this photo! It have some crazy attitude :)
May 9, 2012 at 3:51 am
amazing photo! Love the black & white effect!
May 9, 2012 at 4:01 am
Yeah! Italians rock!
May 9, 2012 at 4:28 am
This is quite impressive!!
It probably is the furniture sallon in Milan wasn’t it??
May 9, 2012 at 4:51 am
she looks so cool!
May 9, 2012 at 6:10 am
May 9, 2012 at 6:59 am
It is indeed a very interesting B&W pic. The wayfarers are classic and -my, oh my- they do not suit every face in this fantastic way.
However, I can almost feel the pain of those piercings and this frustrates me. And what can one say on the ear thing? I see people on the street like this who are totally cool but I wonder how they are going to feel about their face when they are older.
And the funny part is that mostly stunningly beutiful people have such dramatical piercings. Do they feel they need to toughen and edge up their face and/or character by intervening on their image this way? Possibly.
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May 9, 2012 at 7:22 am
I’m her fan. I wonder if she has a tattoo.
May 9, 2012 at 7:29 am
I love her face and her HAIR !
May 9, 2012 at 7:52 am
Striking and cool … I can imagine how this image screamed to be in black and white!
May 9, 2012 at 7:59 am
Incredible B & W portrait…you never disappoint…love it! TY
May 9, 2012 at 8:23 am
Such a cool look
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May 9, 2012 at 8:56 am
I don’t know why this beautiful girl did that to herself… What a pity
May 9, 2012 at 10:07 am
She is gorgeous, skin, features, eyebrows, hair, sunglasses are perfect. Picture her without the piercings and she would look even better.
May 9, 2012 at 11:10 am
While never been a fan of the studs in the face look….I have to say there is a provocative and sexy quality that wants me to look further.
May 9, 2012 at 11:18 am
I’m really torn about people with gauges. On one hand I think they look a little too tribal, but on the other hand…they’re pretty dang awesome :) But, in the end, she is one cool, expressive chick and very brave for pulling off this look.
May 9, 2012 at 11:20 am
wow, love it!! she know how to rock all those piercings, huh?
May 9, 2012 at 11:29 am
The original and rebellious style of this girl. Eyebrows in conjunction with the frame of eyeglasses is particularly expressive!
May 9, 2012 at 11:46 am
Another incredible portrait Scott. I immediately printed it out and hung in my studio for inspiration. Just…wow.
May 9, 2012 at 11:48 am
bad ass! Unique and lovely
May 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm
I usually loathe piercings, but this woman is amazing! If I were the piercings type, this is what I would want to look like. She’s so totally badass but so feminine at the same time. Gosh, how I envy Parisian women!
May 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Hey!!! i’m the pierced girl in the pic!!! If your want to contact me this is my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and that my contact facebook: kokeshi kuro neko
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May 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm
She rocks !
May 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm
She’s too cool for school. :)
May 11, 2012 at 6:54 am
S I M E T R IC A L I C I O U S…
May 11, 2012 at 6:09 pm
Wow, and just wow. Her look is so unique and strong and elegant and im lost in words, just wow.
May 14, 2012 at 4:31 am
So chic and beautiful! I like it!
May 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm
Great Milan, so chic and rich of sensuality…!
May 18, 2012 at 7:27 am
May 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm
Love this picture. Great style and confidence.
June 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm
Breathtaking. Such a strong personality captured in this image.
June 25, 2012 at 9:02 am
The ohotograph is excellent, but I am totally repulsed by the facial piercings. Why anyone would choose to disfigure her beautiful body is beyond me.