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TATTOO COVER UPS
The NY Times blog recently discussed how tattoos are hurting job applicants, especially in this tight economy. And while Bobby Fisher has decided to raise a tattooed middle finger to corporate America, I've never had a problem covering up to pay my rent -- and even welcome the reprieve from the usual stupid questions.
Hey Bobby, just see how "FUCK 401(K)" knuckle ink brings the dumbasses out to play? You'll be invited to every post-collegiate frat party on the Upper East, my friend.
I may have most of my torso and and sleeves covered in tattoos but it's the little one on my finger that has given me the most trouble because it's hard to conceal. And I'm not the only one. The popularity of head, neck and hand tattoos has soared, leaving us with limited cover-up options like hats, ascots, and gloves. Better for ballrooms than boardrooms.
There is the make-up option.
As the Times writes, a public advocacy group in East Harlem, Strive, teaches how to cover-up tattoos with cosmetics, along with providing resume and interview training.
The latest tattoo concealer make-up comes from none other than Kat Von D for her Sephora line. At $25 a pop, it comes in three different shades (light, medium, and tan) but none for those with darker skin tones.
Reviews are mixed so I plan to head to Sephora and pick up the light shade for my hand to see if it really is dumbass questions proof.
I just had to take a break from my first book deadline because the recent tattoo news has been ... well, as fun and fanciful as the Obama Chia head. Ch-ch-ch-cheezy! Love!
The headlines covered everything from celeb tattoo snafus to inked ad campaigns to new regs facing the industry, but let's first kick it off with something for my ladies and gay boys ...
... Contributing Editors spread of the hottest tattooed professional models, shot by James Macari. yummmm
Two of the models are repped by UGLY Talent, a talent agency with offices in NYC and London that specializes in alternative beauties, like the heavily inked. They also have a great online store with cool tees. [Thanks, Evan!]
Those boys can even make Hanzi and Kanji look hot. And speaking of, while that tattoo trend may be fading in the US, Chinese tattoo lovers are going for lettering in English. The Miami Herald offers some interest facts on tattoos in China like this one:
"Tattoos have been around for nearly a millennium in China. Perhaps the most famous one graced the back of Yue Fei, a famous general in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279 A.D.) whose back read: 'Serve the country loyally.' Legend has it that his mother ordered the tattoo as inspiration."
Over time, however, tattoos became the mark of criminality in China and only until recently has that stigma started to wear of.
In the US, the single-needled style tattooing learned in prisons and on the streets of LA have been touted as fine art works these days. Case in point: Yet another article on the fabulous Mr. Cartoon whose cholo art graces the bods of rappers, rock stars and Skid Row's finest. My favorite line from the article comes come Brian Grazer, who's doing a film based on Cartoon's life: "The mainstream is coming around to his aesthetic, not the other way around. He doesn't change. He's still hard-core. He's a gatekeeper to that world."
Cartoon is listed as one of the top tattooists in Playboy's Top Ten Tattoo Parlors written by Inked mag editor Jason Buhrmester. It's an impossible task picking only ten out of the country's best but Jason did hit my favorite shops and avoided the TV show studios. Kudos.