Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fashionably Inked (i.e. Tattooed Tuesday)

After taking a week off from blogging, I almost forgot my recent proposal to feature tattoos I find intriguing at least once a week.

My Goal: An attempt to cultivate an appreciation for good tattoos. To acknowledge permanent ink as a legitimate art form and the influence tattooing has in fashion.

My thoughts on tattoos meant to shock, gross out, or encourage negativity and rebelliousness...I'm not impressed.

Even if a tattoo displays excellent artistic technique...well...here's my analogy. You can wear well constructed parachute pants, but you're still wearing parachute pants: Bad Decision. You can exhibit a well drawn out, exceptionally executed tattoo of  Daffy Duck flipping everyone the bird, but you still look like a moron...even if Corey Miller himself tattooed it on your left butt cheek. Bad Decision.

I realize I am commentating on my own biased tattoo aesthetic when I present certain designs. I have seen many tattoos, though, that are exceptional but not examples of something I would have placed on my body. Therefore, feel free to email me pics or ideas of tattoos that you think are appealing at sarabeth.s.lacy@gmail.com
I love to hear what others think!

To begin: I am currently obsessed with chandelier tattoos. I looooove the idea! I have seriously felt drawn to this particular concept as of late, but I have to let the idea percolate for a bit before I can commit forever and ever.

I like to have a reason behind why I would get a tattoo that is a bit more profound than, "It looks cool." Not that something looking cool is a poor reason for considering it, but what idea will it perpetuate in the long run. I think stilettos with a hidden platform are the cat's meow currently; will I feel the same at fifty? Likely, but I'm not gonna get a tattoo of a pair. No long term depth is conveyed.

Here's the profoundness I'm kind of in love with in regards to a chandelier tattoo:
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."-Matthew 5:14-16.

That, my friends, is a concept I will gladly marry myself to. So, should I ever brave the chandelier tat, the verse above will be my response should someone ask the meaning.


  1. OMG! You are amazing Sarabeth! I love that! Now everyone is going to go get a chandelier tat! Ron and Lori do you want one yet? Our whole family could go get them together!!! Okay, maybe not. But, the thought is fun. LOL! Here is mine I got a couple of weeks ago at L.A. Ink's shop, High Voltage. OK, I'm not smart enough to get it on here! I cannot believe it! I copy and paste all the time and it won't work! I will send it to Sarabeth and maybe she will post it because she has so much free time what with her career, her blog, and her weekly article not mention her family. Sorry. Sigh.