Lily Cole paid tribute to her two-year-old daughter Wylde by getting artistic ink from artist Stanislava Pinchuk in August 2018. She intended to get one tattoo, but the artist instead created for her a collection of five tattoos on her left hand which represent each letter of Wylde’s name in an interpretive way. The supermodel showed off the tattoos on her instagram and wrote:
“Today I went to Paris to get 1 tattoo from the talented @m_i_s_o_ … then I ended up getting 5. Fun day. Check out her work: an artist and activist I admire”
Artist Stanislava Pinchuk works in a very non-traditional way. She only accepts payment in the form of trades — Lily gave her photographs and a book. Her home-made tattoos are created specifically for each client.“Every one is different, just a lot of consideration & talking” she wrote.
The five tattoos that she created for Lily Cole are scattered throughout her fingers, hand and wrist. The letters of the name “WYLDE” aren’t in any readable order. It’s the sort of tattoo that’s meant more for artistic expression and internal reflection rather than to convey a message to anyone else.
The shape on Lily’s middle finger, which looks like V:, is a letter “W” with two of the lines missing. The “Y” is drawn in a curvy fashion on the side of her hand. “L” is represented by a straight line on the outside of her index finger. The arc on her wrist is for the letter “D” and the three lines on her thumb give the vague impression of an “E.”