It’s 2009 and all of the male models in Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2009 men’s fashion show are either skinny, have tattoos or are skinny and have tattoos. Ash Stymest’s, Cole Mohr’s and Luke Worrall’s faces grace the lavender walls of my room in the form of magazine cutouts and the background of my Myspace profile is a picture of Josh Beech arching his back in a very primitive manner, wearing nothing but a pair of leather boxer-briefs. (I was really “hip” at the time.) I was only sixteen and still had braces, but I was already very seriously considering (to the dismay of my sweet mother) what my fist tattoo would entail.
It turns out that with a mere 60 dollars you can get a tattoo representing your love for your family cabin in Montana and make your mother cry each time your return home for the holidays during your freshman year of college. I have always been a strong advocate for tattoos as fashion. Tattoos are art. To those who disagree with me, I have two things to say: Chanel 2010 Trompe L’Oeil temporary tattoos and MAN spring/summer 2014 fashion show.
This Fashionisto takes the cake when it comes to colorful and intriguing tattoos. Tattoos can take a boring outfit from bland to whimsical in the flick of a wrist. Not only does his collage of personal masterpieces enhance anything he wears, but he actually has style too. Check out his inspiring new tank top that he copped this weekend during Athens’ annual Athfest music festival. Designed exclusively by tattoo artist David Hale, his tank top stays in theme with this Fashionisto’s eye for all things beautiful. A splash of DIY cut-offs and some classic chucks bring his outfit back to earth so that the rests of us humble beings may take a moment to admire him. He tells me a pair of Converse are a staple in his everyday attire. No complaints here. I once owned a pair of purple Converse that carried me through braces, denim mini skirts and Myspace.
Hint: Looking to get in on the tattoo action and put a tear in your mother’s eye as I did when I turned 18? Burrowing Home‘s Etsy shop has some pretty rad forest themed temporaries that will put less of a dent in your wallet. My heart also jumped for joy once I found that these bad boys were still in stock, should you desire some fancy footwork. These high tops are hot too.