Even though it appears on the cover of a magazine, the controversial artist's latest work can only be described as intimate.

This article titled “The girl with the Damien Hirst tattoo” was written by Amy Fleming, for The Guardian on Thursday 1st September 2011 19.30 UTC

Next week will see the launch of Garage, a new art and fashion magazine edited by Dasha Zhukova, who is best known for; cofounding a contemporary arts centre in Moscow, being the former editor of the style periodical Pop and billionaire Roman Abramovitch’s long-term girlfriend. The first cover sets out to shock (WHSmith has reportedly banned it), with a photograph of a naked young woman with a green butterfly sticker placed over her shaved pubic mound. “Peel slowly and see,” reads the cover line. And when you do, there is her labia tattooed with a butterfly, its abdomen formed by her pudendal cleft.

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