Numerous fashion addicts have been flocking to Chanel's recent temporary tattoo collection at the cost of $75.00. Though I cannot deny my liking for their designs, I'm left to wonder, what happened to the art and permanence of real tattoos? By no means I am I insisting on inking your life long dedication to Chanel on your skin, but something that's carefully well thought out and holds significance to you.
I have found that some look to tattoos as if they shed a negative light on a person, or aren't fit for a sophisticated doll, like much of your selves, but I beg to differ. A few amazing bloggers themselves take ownership to some ink of their own.
Erin from Calivintage epitomizes class and style in my eyes, and her very original tattoos only seem to add character to her image. She even goes into detail onto what each means to her, which you can see here.
Marissa from Marissa Explains it All is another who's girliness and wonderful style are not hindered by her tattoo. Hers happens to be of a polaroid on her arm, due to her love for Polaroid pictures. Creative indeed.
Julie from Orchid Gray is simply stunning with her creative and lovely looks, and in no way does her ink take away from that.
With even examples to thrive on, there is no reason to go against whatever you may want, despite society's ideals. Whether it be a tattoo, a piercing, or simply a certain outfit lacking an element of conformism, its your life, your choice.
Its almost humorous that I'm going on about tattoos in such a way, when I don't even have one my own. One of these days, when I get the money, I will! Here's a basic idea for what I want for myself:
I would put up the drawing I have done for it, but my scanner doesn't seem to want to work.
It's actually the quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet, "To thine own self be true," translated into Latin. I have contemplated over different variations of it though, including the entire verse, or having it in plain English. I have plenty of time to decide though. What do you all think?
Of course, let me know you opinion on tattoos, if you have any yourself, and if not, what are some ideas have if you do plan on getting one? I would love to hear! ♥