Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's not just for crack addicts...

Yeah, Wednesday! You’re here! I’m so happy to see you! Now could you get on with it and hurry up to 5pm? I will suffer fidgetiness and a butterfly-filled stomach until then.

Today after 5pm is particularly enthralling to me not simply because the workday is done (although that’s reason enough for rejoicing), but because I get to engage in applied research for my next Maroon Weekly article. Now and then my editor supplies specific “Fashion Sense” assignments that are relevant to the subject matter of the week’s edition. Often, though, he leaves the ball in my court, and I have wholly enjoyed discovering fashion topics that are relevant to the community.

With such a conservative community stocked largely with 18 to 21-year-olds, I’ve remained relatively mild in my topic choices while still encouraging fashion forward endeavors. Stagnation would be imminent, though, if I remained fearful of being too “out there”…as it were. Circumvention of burgeoning hot topics in the fashion world for fear of not relating to the reader will not lead to a successful fashion column.

Therefore, my edgy topic quest begins with a subject that is growing dearer and dearer to my heart. Tattoos.

For many this proves not to be the most salacious topic, but a sufficient amount of people still equate ink with crack addicts, booze, and bikes (the motorized kind). I, on the other hand, have grown to love the artistry that occurs in tattooing, and I believe its mark on the fashion world is indelible. I could elaborate, but I don’t want to reveal too much of my thought process on this before the article actually hits stands. Although, I do believe I am going to take some time in my blog to promote a new concept (for some) about tattoos. I’m thinking “Tuesday Tattoo” or something of the sort….alliteration is my friend. You don’t have to want to get a tattoo to appreciate the artistry (I’m not talking about zombie tattoos here, people. I too have my tat limits). And if you remain unconvinced, well….thanks for reading, anyhow :-)

I will be embarking on my third tattoo tonight at 7pm! My friend Sky has a gorgeous tattoo as provided by Derek at Poking You so I have secured some of his time for myself. I believe I’ll reveal my new ink on Friday along with potentially shorter bangs for my Fashion Forum Friday post. You can tell me what you think then!

Until then I'll leave you with this example of one of my favorite types of ink designs.

While it's not mine, I kinda, sorta wish it were...


  1. Tattoos!
    I'm ready for this article. As awful as it is, the people who tend to look down on ink are the ones who only get to see the people who get Tweety Bird and "I <3 Mama" tats. Such a shame.
    I can't wait to see your new tattoo!