Are Tattoos the Newest Accessory for Women?

Whether it’s a bag, a piece of jewelry, or a pair of sunglasses, every woman knows that the right accessory is the key to completing the perfect look. While the most popular accessory has always been the purse, there is a new  accessory that’s making its “mark” on the fashion scene.

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The popularity of tattooing is at its peak and, depending on the type and size of the tattoo, many consider their ink as an accessory and something that improves and complements their style. Traditionally tattoos have only been fashionable on rock stars and athletes, but now that tattoos are more socially acceptable, more fashion icons and celebrities are making their way into LA’s tattoo shops to get their ink.

I love them.” Said Angelina Jolie. “They’re body art. I don’t think it’s abnormal that someone who spends their life in other skins wants to claim their own by marking things on it that matter to them. My most recent is five vertical rows of ancient Cambodian script. It’s on my back and looks very sacred.

Now, we’re not suggesting swapping out your new clutch for a new tattoo, but we’re also not entirely opposed to the idea either.

Los Angeles is home to some of the most talented tattoo artists in the industry and so finding a reputable shop is not a problem, but deciding on the location and design of your tattoo may be a different story. With that in mind, let’s consider some of the most common areas for fashionable tattoos that are popular among Hollywood’s most elegant and stylish women.

The Wrist: A wrist tattoo is common among women because these tattoos are typically smaller and more discreet. Popular wrist tattoos include initials, script, or tiny images.

When I came to New York and I opened the window of the thirty-fifth-floor apartment, there’s light pollution and fog, and I couldn’t see my star. So I drew it on my wrist with a pen, but it kept washing away. Then I went to a tattoo parlor on Second Avenue and had it done. — Gisele Bundchen.


The Ankle: This is the most popular tattoo location for women because it can be covered if needed, but can also be shown off with the perfect pair of pumps. These tattoos consist mainly of  images such as stars, flowers or butterflies, but can also include script.


The Neck/Shoulder: The shoulder or neck tattoo is the second most popular place on a woman because of the freedom the individual has with both size and style. Because this is a larger area, these tattoos can range from portraits, excerpts, and other full scale images. However, neck tattoos can also be something small, such as an image behind the ear or initials below the hairline.


Next time you’re looking for that perfect accessory to pull off  a stylish look, you may want to  think twice before reaching for your Michael Kors purse or your Marc Jacobs watch and consider getting a Phillip Spearman  star or Mark Mahoney sparrow instead.


Image credits: 1. Topwalls; 2. The Richest; 3. Into the Gloss; 4. Inofashion Style; 5. Unique Pic


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