Body art professionals, like Anna Sica, are turning to animal-free inks to create beautiful vegan tattoos. If you’re vegan, you know that when it comes to animal-friendliness, not all commodities are created equally. While assuring the absence of animal products in things like food, cosmetics, and clothing is standard practice for seasoned vegans, many are unaware that body art requires research, too. To make pigments pop, many tattoo inks include bone char, gelatin, and shellac, each of which is derived from various animals.
Whether you find this is incredibly adorable or unbelievably creepy, you can’t help but be impressed by how photographer Tricia Messeroux of Toddlewood transforms young children into famous celebrities. For birthday parties or other special events, New York-based Messeroux works with a whole team of people to give children, mostly between the ages of 3 and 6, the ultimate red carpet experience. Her professional team includes costume designers, hair and makeup artists and a production crew.
Just a few days after the Golden Globes, Messeroux put out these side by side photos of children channeling their inner star. From the hair to the gowns to the poses, these miniature makeovers are shockingly accurate!
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer