Here’s a eye catching photo by professional photographer Sarah G. Very beautiful use of color.
After seeing Gucci’s Tatoo Heart collection hit stores last year I was rather annoyed. They took a genre I loved, didn’t do anything inspirational with it, and they’re charging crap loads of money for it…………………….
Gucci = $4590 US!?
So, I decided to head to one of my favorite sites, Etsy, and check the lastest tattoo inspired bags they had to offer. Here are some of the awesome results!
Colored Swallow Tattoo clutch by cheaptherapy = $40 US
Graffiti Hobo bag by UniquelyDifferent = $34 US
Roses clutch by vozclothingandart = $22 US
Pirate Girls purse-box by ghostgirl11 = $30 US
Knuckle Tattoo tote by livingthread = $30
OK, I have to fess up. I am a bit of a tattoo snob. Your tattoo will instantly grab my attention, but if it’s bad, then I will dismiss you. I’m not really proud of my judgmental nature, but I really can’t help myself. If you have a tattoo of a butterfly, a dolphin, or barbed wire, there’s a good chance I don’t want to know you.
Now there’s some great news for @ssholes like me! We can indulge in schadenfreude together with the book “No regrets: The Best, Worst, & Most #$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever” by Aviva Yael (with forward by David Cross!!?). And on the flip side, while I may hate your bad tattoo, I will fall in love with you in a heart beat if you have awesome ink!
As an expat living in Taiwan, I was excited to hear that this year, for the first time, Taiwanese artist were invited to the Milan Tattoo Convention. Over 200 artists participated in this years convention. The Taiwanese artists included Yang Jing-hsiang, Jess Yen, and Chen Shih-Yong. Taiwan came away with two gold medals and one silver. To read more, check here. It’s great to see that Taiwan is entering the international tattoo scene.