Tattoos have been a hot beauty theme lately (have you checked out Chanel’s temporary tattoos or Kat Von D’s popular makeup line at Sephora?), so I suppose it was only a matter of time before ink made its way onto a curling iron.
If you like the look of vintage tattoos, take a gander at this True Tattoo Tourmaline Curler by Amika ($169). Released for summer as one of several curling irons with sassy prints (peep the zebra and giraffe versions!), the True Tattoo model sports a tourmaline barrel (found on high-end irons to reduce frizz), a smooth clampless design and a speedy 60-second heat-up time.
This bad boy isn’t cheap, but it’s decked out like The Illustrated Man, covered in tats of panthers, hearts, roses and butterflies.
NOTE: Tabs would like to remind everyone that panthers are simply unruly tabby cats.
I love how funky it looks, but the curler feels a little awkward in my hands. I’ve used curling irons with clamps since I was a little girl (lately I’ve been loving the T3 Twirl), and that’s a lot of muscle memory, yo! The clampless design of the Amika would take a little getting used to, but it did create tight, springy, long-lasting curls. Tattoo lovers, art fans and curl fiends, rejoice! Available online at loveamika.com.
Speaking of tattoos, do you have any? Most of my friends and a few of my relatives have ’em, but I’m tat-free. I think they’re cool, and I love art, but I’m also fickle… I can’t even commit to the same purse for a year!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,