For fans out there, the ultimate sign of their love for an artist’s imagery is to permanently tattoo it to their skin. In fact, we have featured some of these in the past and we are certain there are some readers out there right now who have taken their admiration to that level.

In a high profile move, Damien Hirst recently designed a green-and-black butterfly, which was then tattooed onto the crotch of Shauna Taylor. The model has been quoted as saying – “I have a piece of art on my vagina. Not one single person can ever say they gave birth through a Damien Hirst piece of art. I can [if I ever give birth].” The finished “product” was then photographed for the cover of the debut issue of art philanthopist and socialite Dasha Zhukova’s provocative new art magazine Garage, which has already drawn bans from WHSmith even though to see the offending region in question, you have to peel off a sticker affixed to the cover.

*Update: Animal NY has posted a look under the sticker here.

Photo by Hedi Slimane via Jezebel
Discuss Damien Hirst here.