03 January, 2012
Tattoo Tuesday continues to be quite popular on the blog but due to the holiday period, the feature kind of stalled. However not to worry, because I thought we'd kick off the new year getting back on track!
Despite being little more than a line, these tattoos took about 3 hours of rather careful line work from the artist, not to mention A LOT of time spent lining up the transfer and making sure they were EXACTLY straight.
Seamed stockings date back to early forms with the ancient Greeks and Romans however their rise to popularity in women's fashion began during the late '30s to early '40s and lasted all the way into the late '60s.
They were knitted flat and 'fully fashioned' meaning they were shaped to fit the leg by decreasing the number of stitches as the stocking was knit towards the ankle, creating a 'knit to fit' and at the same time enhancing the shapliness of women's legs.
Nylon replaced silk stockings around the time of World War II however even then, due to the war such luxuries were scarce. To maintain their ladylike outward appearance during these tough times, women began to draw their 'stocking seams' on.
As a modern woman, I don't have to worry about such trying times however I DO have to worry about straight seams and whether you were a wearer back then or are embracing the style these days, trying to keep your seams straight can be a pain in the bum! Not to mention, the Queensland climate isn't exactly stocking-friendly for most parts of the year.
So I did what I always do and turned to those ladies past to draw inspiration from...and took it one step further. Draw on my stocking seams - PERMANENTLY.
These tats were also done at Voodoo Tattoo and are anchored at the bottom by two love hearts on top of each other and finished off at the top with a little bow under my bum cheeks.
Voila! No more crooked seams and I can stay cool, while looking cool! Sexy lingerie all the time, so a girl can never get caught short ;) The best part? Watching people trying to figure out if they are real or not :P