We’ve all wanted to be temporarily inked up at one point or another, right? (It can’t just be me, right… right?!?) I’m not one for hardcore tattoos, but sometimes a little body art is a little fun. Ballpoint pens are good friends (just don’t do it to often and wreak havoc on your skin’s health) but surely there’s got to be something more exciting we can do than just the plain ol’ black and blue! Here are three main ideas I’ve been playing with:
1. Coloured markers
Poscas, highlighters, you name it. The thickness of the lines and the bright colours lend themselves to more whimsical and playful designs. You can add colour to subdued outfits, plus the colour makes it easier for people to figure out what you’ve actually drawn, for those of you who are artistically challengedlike me. (Inspiration: Super Junior, Mr Simple album art, Jenna’s ukelele)
2. Paper decoupage
Well, if you’re gonna draw stuff, wouldn’t it be cool to have texture and printed patterns and use scrap booking paper or wrapping paper? Floral prints would be awesome! I’m thinking you’d cut them out like scales or mosaic. Once I get some body glue, I’ll try it out and post the results
3. 3-D decorations
Speaking of, while you’re gluing stuff to your body, you might as well go all out and have 3-D body art. Get some plastic, silk or real (or sugar flowers, for the very sweet!) flowers and some body glue and go wild. (Inspiration: Tommy Ton Street Fashion, Super Junior, Sexy Free and Single album art)
It doesn’t just have to be flowers, however. Do like Gotye and be a human disco ball?
Or perhaps a metal lightning bolt à la Lady Gaga’s Poker Face?
Next time I feel like getting inked, I hope to expand beyond my usual pens (I find myself always using the same designs and styles) and do something bold. Did these pics inspire you as much as they did me?