Tuesday, June 25, 2013

talkin' tattoos tuesday: week 19

Welcome to week 19 of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. Since I've went through all my tattoos, now I'll be sharing photos I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in. 

I'm a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe so I just had to share this picture! This is yet another photo from "The Tattoo Page" on Facebook and this one caught my eye quickly.

I think the tattoo puts a whole new look to the quote beside it "If you're going to be two faced at least make one of them pretty" I find this to be quite a clever tattoo. I also chuckled at it. Marilyn Monroe is a huge icon in history and a very beautiful woman, so how fitting to use her as the "pretty" face. 

I've seen different portraits of Marilyn over the years, both as tattoos and normal drawings, and this one blows me away. Unless you live under a rock, you can clearly tell it's Marilyn. Besides her famous fake mole, the eye is stunning, and her hair is beautifully accurate to the photo of this original image. I also like that the whole image has Marilyn's notable hair. 

Another great thing about this tattoo is the gorgeous rose. I've always thought roses can be such amazing tattoos, when done correctly, and in my personal opinion this one is. You can clearly see the leaves and the great spiral inward that all roses have. The shadowing looks great on the leaves and this is one of my favorite roses I've seen. 

Lastly, the text. It's beautifully written, easily legible, and could probably be seen from across the room. I think traditional text can really make a tattoo pop. I really hate seeing tattoos on people and them I'm like "What does that say?!" so I find myself staring at the image, sometimes never being able to read it before the person I'm accidentally staring at walks away. 

Anyway, what do YOU think of this tattoo? 
I'd love to hear ALL thoughts!