I’ve been trying to convince one of my tour clients to get an Eiffel Tower tattoo, but so far I’ve had no takers. And considering how obsessed some people are with this Dame de Fer (in this case referring to said Tower, not Margaret Thatcher), and also how I seem to be the only woman in the Western world under 40 without a tattoo, I’m honestly surprised. Then I finally found this on the website of famed Parisian tattoo artist Easy Sacha at the Mystery Tattoo Club:
Hey, if you’re going to be stuck with something for a long, long time, it’s better than a boring butterfly on your shoulder or the ubiquitous “tribal” art around your bicep. 😉
I think the tattoo is quite beautiful. What a lovely souvenir that won't get tossed with the first house-cleaning!
The "only woman in the Western world under 40 without a tattoo"? Well good for you, Heather. Very good indeed. I hate those things.
Can't say I like this tattoo much myself. It's a rather tacky and cliché way to express a love of Paris but to each his own! I used to go back and forth about tattoos and while in general I have no qualms, I'm glad I've decided to stay un-inked. So there you, someone under 30 still tattoo-less 🙂 Great find though! I've been teased by friends back home that I should get a tat of the tower!
Hi Heather,Have to agree with Catherine here re the "tackiness" of tattoos (speaking only of my opinion, of course). No prejudice per se, but they still make the wearer appear slightly "unclean" to me. I know it is only a sensitivity thing, and not actually true, but still…they smack to me of "ghetto." However, the Eiffel Tower rendering is fine and beautiful! Just prefer it on something other than skin:-) Again, only one person's opinion! Your newsletter gets better and better, and you look super…love the jeans jacket ensemble!xxooRamona
That's a nice tattoo though perhaps it would be that much better as a tramp stamp, perhaps upside down, even…?
That is one fine tattoo, a real beauty and I'd seek out Easy Sacha if I was headed for body work. I'm over 40 and still don't have one but this raises the temptation level.And I agree, enough of butterflies on the shoulder already. Very pretty.
Catherine: Oh really? I suppose that's why there are over 75 tattoo parlors in Paris alone. Perhaps housewives in Passy don't get tattoos here (and they're still considered "alternative" for anyone over 30), but I've seen enough half-dressed and undressed French people over the past two decades to know firsthand that even the French have tattoos. Sorry to to ruin your fantasy with the reality. 😉
How tacky! Tattoos are so not French