Forever Yours: Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, and More Get Inked for V

Forever Yours: Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, and More Get Inked for V

True supermodels last longer than any tattoo, and these seven—each freshly inked for V's January issue—will never lose their luster.

True supermodels last longer than any tattoo, and these seven—each freshly inked for V's January issue—will never lose their luster.

Photography: Mario Testino

Styling: Paul Cavaco

A thing of beauty is a joy forever, the saying goes. In this spirit, we're kicking off 2017 with a few of the most alluring faces in fashion—Kendall Jenner, Carolyn Murphy, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Amber Valletta, Ellen Rosa, and Lily Aldridge, photographed by Mario Testino for V105. In the cover story, the supermodels embody fashion's fascination with the most permanent of accessories: tattoos, custom drawn by body artist Jenai Chin (you can read more about her work for the shoot here).

Head over to the V Magazine Shop to pre-order your copy of the issue with the full story (previewed in the slideshow below) before it hits newsstands on January 12, as well as limited-edition temporary tattoos of the issue's cover stars, available only online while supplies last.

KENDALL WEARS TOP VERA WANG, BRIEFS VICTORIA’S SECRET, SHOES CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. ON EYES: ESTÉE LAUDER, SUPERNOIR SHADOW & LINER IN BLACKEST BLACK. ON CHEEKS: ESTÉE LAUDER BRONZE GODDESS POWDER BRONZER. ON LIPS: ESTÉE LAUDER PURE COLOR ENVY BLOOMING LIP BALM. PAUL WEARS TOP, JEANS, SHOES HIS OWN, RINGS TANT D’AVENIR.
Credits: MAKEUP YADIM (ART PARTNER)  HAIR CHRISTIAAN  MODELS PAUL LEMAIRE (BANANAS MODELS), KENDALL JENNER (THE SOCIETY MANAGEMENT), LARA STONE, CAROLYN MURPHY, LILY ALDRIDGE, JOAN SMALLS, AMBER VALLETTA (IMG), ELLEN ROSA (DNA MODELS)  BODY MAKE-UP ARTIST JENAI CHIN USING SKIN ILLUSTRATOR, KAT VON D BEAUTY AND DIOR NUDE AIR (HALLEY RESOURCES INC.)  MANICURE GINA VIVIANO (ARTISTS BY TIMOTHY PRIANO)  SET DESIGN ANDREA STANLEY (STREETERS)  PRODUCTION GABRIEL HILL AND ROGER DONG (GE PROJECTS)  DIGITAL TECHNICIAN JAKOB STORM  ONSET RETOUCHER LIAM BLACK  PHOTO ASSISTANT ALEX WALTL  STYLIST ASSISTANTS NICOLAS EFTAXIAS AND EJ BRIONES  MAKEUP ASSISTANTS MONDO LEON, JANESSA PARE, AYA WANTANBE, MAMI IIZUKA  HAIR ASSISTANT TAKU SUGAWARA  BODY MAKE-UP ASSISTANT MAGDALENA MAJOR  MANICURE ASSISTANT SHANI EVANS  SET DESIGN ASSISTANTS COLIN LYTTON AND NANSE KAWASHIMA  LOCATION CANOE STUDIOS  

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