Post no. 8: This one’s about why tattoos are not only for hooligans

Tattoos - aye or nay? Get it off your chest.

Tattoos – aye or nay? Get it off your chest here.

The Voice, America’s Next Top Model, Master Chef, blah blah blah and the list goes on, but Best Ink – Huh? Ok, call me suah koo but I never knew that there’s a reality series in search of the best Tattoo artist.

I think that the concept is really cool. After all, it is in search of awesome artists who would leave a permanent mark in history. Or more specifically, on the flesh of perfect strangers. I mean, I didn’t realise there’d be volunteers to get tattooed for a TV show. To get a haircut, I get. To have your house remodelled, sure, why not? But a tattoo? Wow. Ok, to be fair, the contestants are experienced professionals. But it still would not give ME any comfort to get inked under such circumstances. It’s part of what makes it good TV to me though.

Sure, I love watching Kat von d in LA Ink because she “speaks-like-a-dude-but-she’s-hot-so-it-makes-her-cool” way, but seeing host Pete Wentz and his team of judges put these Contestants through these challenges + reactions of some picky/pain-intolerant volunteers (aka “Skin”); awesome! Watch what may be future Picasso, Monet and van Goghs compete against each other in modern day  – it’d be like watching paint dry for me. Meh. But tattoo artists at work? Oh yeahhh! 🙂

So while watching Best Ink, I was inspired to do some tattoo-related research. Nah, none of those hardcore types for me. Big no no to tribal too – I really hate those, or least the ones I’ve seen before. They don’t look good and seem really meaningless. (sorry if you have one.) And if you have a tattoo which you just picked out from a catalogue flippantly or just because it’s “cool”; all I can say is, REALLY? why would you do that to your body?

Ok, anyhoos, here are some images that really caught my eye. Sure, they don’t resemble nuns, but they sure don’t look like hooligans to me either! ❤

The colours on her sleeve are so pretty. (source: tumblr.com)

The colours on her sleeve are so pretty. (source: tumblr.com)

 

She carries off the old school designs really well (source: tumblr.com)

She carries off the old school designs really well. And I love the typography of the one on her body. (source: tumblr.com)

 

 

The flowers are so pretty, the waves are a nice contrast (source: 3tattoosforgirls.org.uk)

The flowers are so pretty, the waves are a nice contrast (source: 3tattoosforgirls.org.uk)

 

Hawt. (source: pinterest)

Hawt. (source: pinterest)

 

Look! Lovebirds! (source:facebook)

Look! Lovebirds!

 

I'd really like one something like this with me styled like a pin-up girl. :) (source: tumblr.com)

I’d really like one something like this with me styled like a pin-up girl. And instead of roses, perhaps peonies or proteas. Will figure out what to replace the skull and bird with. 🙂 (source: tumblr.com)

 

This glow-in-the-dark one is really cool - I'd seriously consider something in pink (source: creativefan.com)

This glow-in-the-dark one is really cool – I’d seriously consider something in pink (source: creativefan.com)

 

Why????? (source: kittyhell.com)

Why????? (source: kittyhell.com)

I have to say though, that my mum is hugely disapproving of tattoos. (As most mums are) She feels that God made us in a particular way and if we alter our body with tattoo(s), “next time when you die and go to Heaven, God will not be able to recognise you and you will be turned away.” … … I don’t even know where to start, because I find it really cute and funny. I think I once asked her if tattoo-ed eyebrows count. Because she’s done it – twice. =)

Thanks for reading!

xxx – ms wee

 

“Someday I want to get a tattoo. That’s the first thing I’m going to do after I realize my biggest ambition in life: going to prison.” 
― Bauvard

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