Lynsey Hand is venturing beyond traditional trade shows. The London-based designer is taking her two footwear brands — Miss L-Fire and Shellys — to Ink-N-Iron, a three-day tattoo and hot-rod festival aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif., in July. “It’s a whole sort of lifestyle thing,” Hand said. “I like the retro culture of tattoos because it is similar to vintage clothing, and I like that tattoos can [appeal to] lots of different types of people.” So does she have ink of her own? Hand revealed that she, in fact, has a tattoo — a nautical design of rope and stars on her right wrist — and is planning to go back to the parlor for more. She’s thinking of putting spark plugs on her left forearm.
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