If you follow my Instagram, you’ll know at the beginning of the year I acquired a new piece of body art. I love my new ink and I’ve been trying to find any excuse to show it off! Unfortunately, it’s on my side and I’ve been trying to find outfits that would allow my work to peek through. Thank goodness for crop tops!
If you had asked me what I thought of crop tops 7 years ago, I would have probably made gaging noises in response. Thanks to the structured versions and style guides that show you how to make them more demure, I’ve since had a change of heart. Here’s a few of my favorite looks from the street (the cream of the crop, if you will!).
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
PS: If you missed it and want to see my work, here it is! Thank you so much, Zeph Fishlyn! You’ve given me a reason to love sheer shirts and crop tops. She did an incredible job with the design and with the needle. If you’re in the bay and need a great tat, I highly recommend her!
My top three personal goals for this year are as follows:
1. Pay off my credit card
2. Do some traveling
3. Get another tattoo
I’m hoping the third might be coming true in the next few months (Though getting #1 taken care of beforehand might be a good idea). I’ve been dreaming of the perfect tribute tattoo for my mother. After a year of pondering I have grown quite fond of the idea of getting her portrait done. My last two tattoos have been quite petite. I think I should be a little more daring this next time around.
1, 2, 3
Cameos and silhouettes have a sense of elegance and romanticism to them. They can be sweet, whimsical, and innocent like the vintage portraits of children and sweet hearts; they can also be quite sensual like the women captured by one of my favorite artists, Charmaine Olivia. I’m definitely going to take these images as inspiration for my next ink project.
4, 5, 6.
I love how this style leaves a little to the imagination. It’s ambiguous, and yet, a little obvious. What a beautiful way to express my love and gratitude to the woman that gave me life.