Faking It

As I write this, I’m sitting in a Stumptown cafe, which is always a quintessential Portland experience. With the exposed brick walls, concrete flooring, and abundance of hipsters, this former Northeasterner (ie: prepster) never quite feels appropriately attired.

As I’ve moved around, I’ve noticed that my style changes depending on the city I’m in. It takes time, but eventually the look of a city seeps its way into my wardrobe. But while I admire a lot of things about Portland style, a lot of it just doesn’t suit me or my personality. For instance, I love the look of tattoos on other girls — tasteful, elegant tattoos — but I don’t know if I can bring myself to put something permanent on my skin.

If you’re thinking about a tattoo, or if you just want to experiment with ink before enduring hours under a needle, you might consider something temporary. I’m really in love with the ones released by Chanel, but I’m also a fan of being able to design your own through Tattoo Johnny, which lets you print right at your computer. Another site, 24 Hour Tattoos, will print your design for you onto transfer paper.

Anyone else thinking about getting some ink? I’d love to hear about your design ideas by tweet or comment.

Also, check out this goofy Portlandia skit about tattoos. Too appropriate not to include here.

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  1. I love Portlandia! So much that I’m headed there in May for the first time. šŸ™‚

    • That’s great! Tweet at me before you head this way if you want some food/shopping recommendations. šŸ™‚ Fingers crossed that we have good weather by then.

  2. What an amazing idea! I think it would be great if you could make a temporary of the one you think you want, to see how you feel about it in different instances. I think it’s a great idea, and temporary tattoos are just fun anyway. Something different to accessorize with šŸ˜‰

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