Love Cara’s New Ink?

BATD ON May 23, 2013 AT 3:10 pm

We’re somewhat surprised at Cara Delevingne’s latest fashion statement.

She’s usually so off-beat, so non-conformist, so well, erm, street! And that’s why we love her (honest, it’s not just about the brows). But this week, Cara has been flaunting a couple of additions to her model-body that have made us scratch our heads.

First up the bushy-browed Brit model showcased this fine beast  - the beautifully shaded handy work of New York tattoo artist Bang Bang on the index finger of her left hand.

Cara Delevingne’s lion finger tattoo

 And then just a couple of days later, Cara tweeted pics of a second tattoo inked along the side of the same hand of her initials CJD.

CJD

As someone who has fallen prey to the lure of the tattoo artists chair on more than one occasion, and then forked out for the pain of laser removal, I’d suggest that as beautiful and fun as Cara’s tattoos are, before you head off to have that Giraffe head etched across your arm (ok, maybe that is taking it a little too far), I’d think long and hard about what you’d like stamped on your skin – and the symbolism and sentiment that will go along with it. Not to mention how you’ll feel when you’re an 80 year old grandma sporting ink on the beach. . hmm not so cool anymore hey?

If you’re going to take the plunge, ensure you go to a reputable tattoo artist, take along the image/ lettering that you’d like done, and before engaging in anything permanent maybe trial it on your skin for a few weeks.

Inkwear Tattoos will create a your custom-designed image as a temporary tattoo, meaning you can trial it on various places of your body and get used to how it will look on your skin. Meanwhile, once you’ve been tattooed, we’d suggest taking great care of the new addition and celebrity tattooist (David Beckham is a regular) Louis Molloy  has created Forever Ink, £12.99 a premium skincare range specifically designed to care for fresh, as well as existing tattoos, ensuring they heal effectively, whilst the Forever Ink Shield prevents colours from fading.

Forever Ink, Ink Shield

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