AlexCarrie-RI0614-1316 copyDreamboat Marine-turned-underwear model Alex Minsky is appearing on the cover of Rebel Ink magazine this month for a feature that shows just how sexy “non-traditional” bodies can be.

As you know, Minsky sustained serious brain injuries and had to have his right leg partially amputated in 2010 after his vehicle ran over an IED while serving in Afghanistan. He was later discovered by a photographer at his local gym and was thrust into fame as an underwear model, posing in campaigns for several different companies including Jack Adams.

Minsky has previously explained that he began getting tattoos during rehabilitation because they served as his inspiration. “When I struggle, I need something, and I find inspiration from other things,” he tells Rebel Ink. “I’m glad people are finding inspiration from other things, and if it’s my picture, then that’s a good thing.”

“We chose Carrie Jewell Dugo and Alex Minsky as our cover models to show the world two tattooed individuals who exemplify courage and used tattoos for their own healing process,” said Rebel Ink Editor-in-Chief Paul Gambino. “We hope it opens the eyes of others to the world of tattoos and how this form of personal expression is an art form like others to be admired…and inspire others.”

Check out more shots of Minsky’s beautiful body artwork below, and try not to shed tears over his heterosexuality:

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