I’m quite enamoured with the temporary tattoos that the recent Chanel line as come out with. The beauty of them is in their delicate designs, and for me personally, the temporary part is very appealing. The idea of permanently etching something onto my body terrifies me to no end. But it’s funny actually, for something I have zero interest in doing to myself, I find myself very drawn to the art of tattooing. I don’t think I would ever get a tattoo – mostly because I fear in 10 years, I would hate it and want to rip my skin off – but I do love admiring from afar. Generally, the first that comes to mind when someone mentions tattoos is not something that is artful or elegant in the least. (Personally, I think of gruffy pirates with anchors and banners reading “Mother”.) But there are a lot of really beautiful designs floating around, and that’s what keeps me searching out tattoo designs. I sometimes find myself watching those tattooing shows on television (I could personally care less amount the drama and all that sort of thing on the show), but I love seeing what images people get inked on their bodies and the special messages behind them. It must be very empowering.
Some pretty Chanel temporary tattoos…
… and some pretty real tattoos.
I believe this is only a doodle in pen, but I very much like the idea of a constellation tattoo.
Another ‘doodle’ tattoo, but it’s pretty so I couldn’t help myself. I like pretty text and birds.i
I also really love tattoos on feet. And scroll-y text. So pretty!
I think if I were (forced) to get a tattoo at this exact moment in time, I would get something very tiny on the inside of my wrist like the lovely miss Victoria Beckham pictured above. Out of boredom, I had a little pen doodling session and below is my proposed tattoo – a cute little piano keyboard. It’s small and discreet, and piano is something that has been a part of my life since I was 5, and I could not imagine my life without it, so I see that little keyboard as something that has immense emotional and personal meaning.
How about you? Would you ever get a tattoo? And because I’m nosey, assume you’re forced to get a tattoo – what would you get? :)
- Does this remind anyone else of Kurt Halsey Frederiksen? I’m not super familiar with his work so perhaps it is. (»)