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Tattoos: The new 'IT' accessory?

   Who do you know that DOESN'T have a tattoo? Since I have a body full, the topic festers often. I never really viewed them as a 'FASHION' statement, but getting a tattoo seems to have evolved into more than just a memory saved forever.

   Some facts that you may or may not have known:

~ The first recorded tattoo is believed to have been found on a mummified iceman in 3300 BC. He had 58 tattoos, mostly dots and lines.

The tattooed right hand of a Chiribaya mummy is displayed at El Algarrobal Museum.

Joann Fletcher

  ~ To celebrate Barbies 50th birthday MAttel comes out with the new "Totally Stylin' Barbie. Complete with a set of placeable  tattoos, one a lower back tattoo featuring the name 'KEN'. awesome.

  ~ Thomas Edison had 5 dots tattooed on his left forearm, similar to the dots on dice.

    ~ In 2010 Chanel will unveil its new line of fashionable temporary tattoos. The set of 55 tattoos sells for $75.

  ~I have seen some really incredible tattoos by some extremely talented artists. Art is no longer something you hang in your home. I especially love seeing tattoos on women. What can I say...I'm a fan. Here are some photos of random people I happened upon:

If you would be so kind....send me photos of you and your lovely tattoos as I want to do a bigger piece about them at a later date. 
In the meantime, check out Jeffrey Kilmer's fashion photography @ www.jeffreykilmer.com.

If you are in the NYC area and want to get some work done (for fashion or other reasons) please contact:

Graceland Tattoo (Brooklyn)
East Side Ink (NYC)
Three Kings Tattoo (Brooklyn)



1 comment:

NewYorkDoll said...

It would have been so much cooler if Barbie's tramp stamp said Skipper instead of Ken.