Three Tri-City members of the Modified Dolls, an organization of women with five or more body modifications, were chosen to be part of a photo shoot for the national publication of Skinz magazine.
Holly Roettger-Duncan and Trisha Davis of Kennewick, and Kat McWhorter of Pasco were invited by well-known photographer Andrew Brusso to be part of a magazine layout of tattooed women decked out as mermaids at the famous Weeki Watchi Springs resort, which is a popular tourist attraction in Florida where there are underwater performances by women dressed as mermaids.
"The photographer, Andrew Brusso, read about us online and loved our mission and look," said Roettger-Duncan. "He contacted us with this concept of tattooed doll mermaids and then got the approval from Weeki Watchi to photograph us as mermaids there."
The three Tri-City Dolls were part of a dozen women chosen from across the country for the photo shoot.
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"It is completely unheard of that anyone other than the Weeki Watchi mermaids were being allowed to swim as mermaids in their famous park," Roettger-Duncan said.
The photo layout was published in the August issue of Skinz magazine, which is available now at magazine stands.