Dressing with style and flair can be a challenge when you are not quite sure how to dress for your tattoos. Whether you want to show them off or keep them covered, these fashion tips for looking your best.
Showing It Off
If you are dressing for spring or summer, the best thing you can do is to make sure all of your tattoo is visible. If you wear something that covers it partly, it will look, strange or uneven. By allowing your entire tattoo to show, it will become a part of your outfit.
You should also consider how that tattoo would look next to the colors in your clothing. If you have very heavily patterned and colorful tattoos, you may want to stick to a basic color scheme with your clothes and allow your tattoos to be the pop of color in your wardrobe. More muted tattoos can be dressed up with colorful and funky clothes.
Covering It Up
If you are going to an event where it’s essential you cover your tattoos, you have several options available, depending upon the location of your tattoo. If the tattoo is on your foot or ankle, you will need to wear shoes or boots that cover it.
Slouchy cowboy boots are very cute when paired with the right summer dress and they make sure your foot, angle and calf tattoos are covered. If the tattoo is on your upper leg, you can wear pants to cover it. If the event requires a dress, wearing leggings under the dress is also a good option.
For tattoos on your arms, a shrug or light sweater is an excellent and stylish way to cover your tattoos for a more formal occasion. These usually look nice with both spring and summer dresses, which may be sleeveless or short sleeved.
If you absolutely must, you can always try a cover cream to cover your tattoo. Make sure you get a high quality cream that will not rub off as the day goes on. Take the cream with you for when you need to apply it more than once.
Looking your Best
No matter how many tattoos you have, there are certain style tips that still apply to everyone. You should always wear clothes that fit well. This will go a long way toward making you look comfortable and confident in your own skin.
Think about ways you can accent your tattoo if the occasion is right. A shorter top paired with low cut waist jeans can show of your belly tattoo. A sleeveless shirt is perfect to show the tat on your upper arm. A pair of sandals and a sexy skirt does justice to ankle and calf tattoos.
When showing off your tattoo, be careful not to overdo it with accessories. Some simple, low-key accessories will make your tattoo the best bling you’re wearing.
Jessica Bosari is a blogger and web copy writer for New Look Laser Tattoo Removal, a tattoo removal salon that can help you remove tattoos you don’t want to show off.
When you are thinking of getting a tattoo you are likely to encounter the same advice time and time again. People will always tell you that you need to think carefully about what you are going to get because it will be with you for the rest of your life. However, it is important to build on this relatively superficial advice that many people just find irritating because it has become so throw-away.
Perhaps the first thing you need to think about in terms of the suitability of your tattoo design relates to how specific it is to your current circumstances in your personal life. It is an unfortunate fact of life that things that seem certain at any given time later seem much more uncertain and sometimes cease to be the case altogether.
For instance, getting the name of your current girlfriend or boyfriend tattooed on your arm may seem like a great idea at the time and an even better idea when you get married, but if things change later on then these tattoos can become a painful reminder of something you’d rather not have a permanent physical memorial to.
Is it worth thinking of something that stands as a metaphor for how you feel about your current girlfriend or boyfriend rather than getting their name? Sometimes using metaphors and images that can be manipulated in terms of their interpretation is a better idea because it enables you to show off something very personal but the sentiment behind the tattoo does not have to be as permanent as the ink itself.
Another thing that you ought to think carefully about in order to make sure that you remain pleased with your tattoo further down the line has to do with originality. Is your design something that countless other people have or countless other people are likely to have in time? If the answer to this question is yes then it is worth having a re-think. Sometimes the proliferation of a certain design makes individual examples of that design less special.
Of course, you may decide that even a very common design is just perfect for you because it fits your personal style and tastes and it conveys a message that you relate to. In this case, it is obviously fine to go ahead with your design – although it may be worth seeing if you artist can find a way to make it your own so that you retain a sense of originality even if the idea is a prevalent one.
Author Byline: Lorraine Dawson enjoys writing articles on body art, often writing articles for Killer Ink Ltd.