PRETTY THINGS tattoos via au pays des merveilles

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I’ve explained to you before what my opinion is on tattoos, and I haven’t changed my mind.  I see a tattoo as a way to remember something, maybe to communicate a message with others or yourself.  A message that is valuable and important to you and by eternalizing it becomes a form of poetry.  So no fake tattoos for me, no too fashionable tattoos either.  I’ve been toying with a couple ideas lately but I haven’t made up my mind yet, so for now I’m just looking at pretty tattoos on others.  I’m in love with the work of Stanislava Pinchuk, a designer known as Miso, who tattoos her friends at home with delicate constellations and flora (as seen in number 1, 2 and 3) in exchange for a drawing, a dinner…  Other favorites are the skyline, a perfect way to remember a favorite city (as seen in number 4) and the literary tattoo that is part of Shelley Jackson’s Skin project (as seen in number 8).  This is a story published exclusively in tattoos, 2095 tattoos for 2095 volunteers.  It can never be read in its proper order, but the story exists out there.  It reminds me of the Human Rights Tattoo, a project where volunteers donate one square centimeter to a letter of the human rights declaration.  For more tattoo inspiration, take a look at my pinterest board.

PS. This post on Booooooom is really eye-opening on facebook and how facebook pages work, as many people who liked a page and want to receive its updates, won’t ever see them unless the facebook page owner pays money.  Despite the fact that this blog has over 600 followers on facebook, some posts only reach 6 people.  Less than one percent.  So if you want to stay updated, go to the au pays des merveilles page, click on “Liked” and select “Get Notifications” in the dropdown menu.  In theory you should receive all the au pays des merveilles facebook posts now and be able to stay up to date!

PPS.  I’m selling some clothes on Flemish facebookpage Louvintage, take a look at what I’m selling here.  It’s in Dutch and aimed at Belgian girls, but if you’re really interested in something you can always send me an email.

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  1. Laura February 26, 2014

    Haha, toevallig, ik was juist dit ( aan het lezen toen ik een Facebooknotificatie van jouw post zag! Hmm, tattoos… Ze blijven toch ‘iets’ hebben he :-) Ik deel jouw mening erover, trouwens. Nummer 2, 4 en 8 zijn mijn favoriet! En wat een fantastisch idee, dat Shelley Jackson’s Skin project.

  2. Marijs February 26, 2014

    Constellation tattoos fascinate me as well. I do want to have a second one but I can’t decide on the place and what it should be. Good lesson on Facebook btw, such a shame.

  3. Elisse February 26, 2014

    Ik zie je posts wel! Heel stom hé, ik zag het filmpje ook en vind dat zo belachelijk. Die pasteltattoos zijn echt heel vet! Totaal niks voor mij, maar dat ziet er gewoon zo cool uit!

  4. Joyce. (@justlikesushi) February 26, 2014

    Yes yes yes, I still got some tattoes on my list! Great post!
    With love,


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  5. Maya March 1, 2014

    Ik wil een tattoo zoals nr 7, ben er gewoon nog niet uit welk(e) woord(en) en in wat voor handschrift. Nr 5 vind ik wel raar? Lijkt eerder een vlek dan een tattoo, wel origineel alvast

    • Hannelore March 2, 2014

      Ja ik ben niet 100% zeker dat het een tattoo is, maar ik vind het wel heel mooi! Precies waterverf :)

  6. Ines March 17, 2014

    Oh ja erg mooie inspiratie! :) Zou graag ook eentje laten zetten ^^


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