Thursday, July 21, 2011
Blingin' It Up
I've never been a fan of tattoos.
Ink just doesn't seem like a good idea. I mean, people gain weight, lose weight, skin starts to sag. What looked so good at 18 starts lookin' sad around 38.
Plus, ink's a serious commitment. Sometimes I don't even like to wear my bracelets all day.
So, I never got a tattoo. Or even wanted one. Until now.
But this fun, shiny thing is a temporary glitter tattoo. It'll be around one week, tops. I'm doing a story on it for work and while I was watching this model get bedazzled with shimmery stars and University of Arizona-colored pawprints (red and blue), I knew I needed — NEEDED — one.
Gadabout SalonSpas recently began offering the Body Shimmer service. It costs $12 per tatt, and you can pick designs ranging from cute n' cuddly (cherries, hearts with crowns) to edgier (skull and crossbones) and Chinese characters that allegedly say things like "I love you" but know some underappreciated, underpaid worker probably really wrote characters that say "Bad tipper" or "I smell like butt" as a way to get back at us Americans for being all up in their business all the time. Just a guess. Still, the characters, no matter what they really say, looked pretty cute. The tattoos are definitely a great, noncommittal, cosmetic pick-me-up.