Ash Stymest: Tattooed Bad Boy Of The Runway

Xavier in Fashion

Let us introduce you to this dark-haired, blue-eyed bad boy straight from the catwalk, ready to strut over your heartstrings.

Ash Stymest
Ash Stymest

If  bearded, tattooed, lumbersexual men with arms the size of your thighs are just not your type, then you might want to scroll some more. Ash Stymest isn't your standard, androgynous-looking male model. He didn't earn his notoriety in the modelling world for nothing.

He may look the part of a puny little thing, but one thing I've learnt from people is that you can never tell what they can do judging by the size of their body. And you'd really want to know what this one can do with that tatted body of his.

Photo by Tom Betts
Photo by Tom Betts
Photo by Tom Betts
Photo by Tom Betts

For the most part, the English model was known for his tattoos and his bad boy attitude. He makes it radiate off his print ads.

Ash Stymest
Ash Stymest

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Ashley Stymest broke into the modelling world at a fresh age of 17, discovered by Models1 agency. That was back in 2008. He was a skinny young man with a stretched ear and arms scribbled with an amalgam of bad and good enough tattoos, barely out of high school. Since then, his face have graced covers of countless magazines including international issues of Vogue, Dazed and Confused, and Another Man. The same year, he made his debut on the runway at a Balenciaga show in Paris.

Projects hasn't stopped flowing in Stymestland since, catapulting the young model into a coveted, in-demand model status. In 2010, he was chosen by MTV UK to host a segment called MTV Bang where he proved that looking pretty isn't all that he does.

Christian Lacroix Homme Spring 2012 Paris Fashion Week
Christian Lacroix Homme Spring 2012 Paris Fashion Week

There was nothing that slowed down Stymest—even having a kid at 20 didn't do it for him. To Ash, life is one big rock and roll party. He even makes working look effortless, with the way he is. Work and play doesn't seem to have any borderline for Stymest. And that's one of the many reasons why we love him. As of now, he just finished filming a film titled Amoureux Solitaires directed by Sylvie Verheyde.

Photo by by Gavin Watson
Photo by by Gavin Watson

When he's not busy looking good in print ads or swaggering on the catwalk, Ash plays drums and skates.

Ash Stymest
Ash Stymest

Stymest's bad boy attitude isn't all just for the street cred to get him contracts. Even before he started modelling, he's already been known as the guy from the wrong side of town from where he came from. Perhaps, that's what caught the scouts' attention.

And he doesn't really give a damn about what anyone thinks of his tattoos either. Even I raised my eyebrows at the poor linework of some of his stuff. Just because he looks good doesn't mean he should get away with having shitty tattoos. But he does. And I guess that's what makes Ash Stymest, Ash Stymest. They're the way he likes them.

Photo by Nadia Ryder
Photo by Nadia Ryder
Photo by Nadia Ryder
Photo by Nadia Ryder

But all in all, Ash Stymest is the classic bad boy your mom warned you about. With his catchphrase, “Alright, darling?” he often has his way with women, turning on the charm and arching those dark brows that frame his pale blue eyes. You definitely shouldn't, but he's making you think you really should.

Ash Stymest
Ash Stymest
via The Unlimited Mag
via The Unlimited Mag

Somebody has to arrest this bloke for being too smokin’ for us to notice his shitty tattoos.

Photo by Bret Lemke
Photo by Bret Lemke

Can you blame us?

Photo by John Tan
Photo by John Tan
Photo by John Tan
Photo by John Tan

He's exactly the kind of lad you'd want to spend a night out in London with. And dear lorde, how we so want to.

Come on over, baby.
Come on over, baby.

Follow Ash Stymest on Instagram.

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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