No angels

Photographer Christian Saint’s devilish flesh canvases.

Christian Saint’s devilish-looking tattooed models

Innocently-named photographer Christian Saint is serious about body art.

For him, tattoos are not drunken mistakes. To plagiarise Keats, for Saint they are things of beauty and a joy forever.

“Live in the moment” seems to be Saint’s motto and his new book Tattoo Super Models draws you in, with a spin on that subversive SuicideGirls pin-up look that’s rich with light and life.  

While Saint lives in Brooklyn and has more than 20 years’ experience in advertising and fine art, his dedication to the tattoo community has helped drag alternative imagery to the international modelling mainstream.

Seek him out online and you’ll find an amusing internet persona.

“My name is Christian Saint”, he says. “I am the son of a drunk, womanizing, self-improving Belgian baker, with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15-year-old web-footed French prostitute named Chloe. I was raised by Belgians in the town of Bruges. There, at the age of 14, a Zoroastrian named Wilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. I spent my summers in Rangoon, took luge lessons, attended the British Intelligence Academy and spent six years in ‘evil’ photography school. Thank you for stopping by.”

Here are the most vivid images of his Tattoo Super Models.




Hattie Watson by Christian Saint
Code Red Hattie Watson doing her bit for ginger awareness week.


Leah Jung by Christian Saint
Jung star Singer/model Leah Jung has an interestingly placed Star of David.


Leah Jung Backbend By Christian Saint
Spine-tingling Leah Jung breaks her back for her body art.


Vanessa Lake by Christian Saint
Yin and Yang Vanessa Lake in a relaxed pose – one side all about nature, the other chaos.


Christian Saint’s devilish-looking tattooed models
El of a tat El Wood has a thing for the Lepidoptera.
Cover Christian Saint Book Loaded
Do judge it by its cover Christian Saint's Tattoo Super Models is available from Goliath Books.
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