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Tat's the way to do it

Horrible title, but I couldn't think of anything else. Let me off on this one?

So, every season there are a couple of slightly "odd" trends which everyone likes but which might be quite tricky to emulate. Pastel hair is one, which I'm still planning on exploring, give me time. The other biggie this season is tattoos.

Chanel



Rodarte



Jean Paul Gaultier



The Chanel ones are the most covetable (I can't really see myself scrawling my own name across my chest or down my arms like the models at JPG), but at £50ish for the Chanel transfers (available at Selfridges and on the Chanel website for those who don't mind splashing their cash), they aren't really affordable for me. It's a shame they aren't selling them in smaller numbers, instead of by the 50, I wouldn't mind shelling out a few quid at a Chanel make-up counter for a "necklace" or the garter around my arm.

I've been poking about online trying to find some transfer tattoos to do a cheapo version of the Chanel look, but unfortunately I can only find quite "kiddie" designs in bright colours and glitter, or barbed wire patterns and the like. Not for me. Although as The Little Curly Girl mentions in her brilliant tattoo post (check it out, it's a good 'un), perhaps Topshop et al will start coming out with some highstreet knock off versions. I hope so!

Although transfer tattoos may just be a one season trend, normal tattoos are a continual thing. I've been thinking a lot about them recently and I'd like to get one of my own. It's not a decision I'm taking lightly, I've been thinking about getting a tattoo for about 2 1/2 years now, so I'm convinced I'm making the right decision and that I won't regret it. I've got three in mind that I'd like, but I'm only going to get one to begin with. Whichever I get it will be small and discreet, not that I'm against large or obvious tattoos, I love them on other people, but I don't want one myself (although having a sleeve would be pretty cool!)
I love seeing pictures of models' tattoos, which are usually small and pretty and not hugely obvious at first glance - exactly how I want mine to be.



What are your opinions on tattoos? Temporary or permenant. Has anyone tried the Chanel tattoos? Or any other transfers? Or do you have a real tattoo? Let me know!
Image via The Cut

8 comments

  1. Personally, I like temporary tattoos way better than permanent ones. I wouldn't want to be stuck with one design forever...also to have it for all looks all the time. I hate gorgeous evening gowns with tattoos poking out.

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  2. As soon as I turn 18, I want to get a small, tastful tattoo maybe on the nape of my neck or on my hip. Just something small and demure. I don't know why I like them, there is just something creative and a little bit dangerous about them.

    Sophie

    wearenotsnowflakes.blogspot.com

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  3. I want the Chanel tats!! Tooo expensive though.

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  4. Ohh actually I'm so in love with the Chanel tattoos , I think they're gorgeous ! And yes , so expensive , I can't afford them aww . Anyway , thanks for sharing ! Have a nice weekend ! xoxooxx

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  5. the chanel ones are so chic! And I love the idea of a tiny tasteful tattoo in an unassuming spot. I think that when people get those it's more because they wanted it to be for themselves (not that it couldn't be even it was big) and seems less as if they are just doing it because they're following a trend.

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  6. I have a tattoo on my wrist, I got it a bit over a week ago, and I love it. It says 'Imagine the Impossibilities' and it's really cool.
    I think excessive tattoos are disgusting, though. And chestpieces. Ew.

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  7. sorry for the late commenting, i'm so behind on google reader! ebay is selling the chanel tats sheet by sheet at about £20, but the designs seem to be equally shared and i can't find a sheet with enough of the good tattoos on! i'm still faithful to my hello kitty transfers haha

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