Softness and sleeve tattoos

Sleeve tattoos were once something you’d find on the arms of hardened Marines, not elegant young ladies. But times change and the alternative blurs with the mainstream just as one gender blurs into another. Not to mention one genre blurring into another. ’50s rockabilly colliding with punk has spawned genres like psychobilly. So this mixed bowl leads to an aesthetic blend that leaves tattooed sleeves and ladylike ’50s fashions comfortably at home together – as Katie Fogarty in Blackbook clearly demonstrates.

rockabilly sleeve tattoo

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Katie Fogarty: Blackbook, April '12
Katie Fogarty: Blackbook, April '12
Katie Fogarty: Blackbook, April '12
Katie Fogarty: Blackbook, April '12
Katie Fogarty: Blackbook, April '12
Katie Fogarty: Blackbook, April '12
Katie Fogarty: Blackbook, April '12

Photographed by Jason Kim, you can view more of a temporarily-tattooed Katie Fogarty at the gallery above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.