nelson nieves has appeared here for readers a few times before. shot by dave fothergill & represented by red model management, nelson appears in nothing by his 2(x)ist underswear in this latest set of test shoot images. since my discovery of nelson, i’ve loved his look & more ethnic appeal in the fashion market. i always feel like tattoos add too large an element of individuality. it really affects the models level of versatility. the job of a model is to conform & act as a vehicle for a vision & idea of beauty. with tattoos, i feel, you may become typecast for a certain body of model work. & i would think that a models aspiration would include dreams of mass popularity in all markets. with that said, todays new age model standards are changing the game in many forms. the tattoos give models an edge; but will that edge prove worthy of career longevity?
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