White Girl Tattoos
Tattoos are not just for degenerates anymore. Everyone has at least one— even your preppy girlfriend from high school. We can all thank the popularity of the Tramp Stamp circa 2000 for the tattoo’s rise in popularity. Its so not a big deal anymore.
Your tattoo says a lot about you. There are certain rules a WG must adhere to to ensure their ink is edgy, but still in a really classy way, you know?
Here are some acceptable forms of tattoos for trendy White Girls:
The Rib Cage Script
Have something deep to say but need somewhere semi-slutty to put it? This tattoo is for you! Maybe you have a favorite Velvet Underground lyric or you heard some poem that sounded pretty. You need ink that says “My thoughts are meaningful.”
Bonus points if your script is in another language— specifically French, Latin or Italian:
Now you appear worldly!
The Wrist Tattoo
Look how casual Leighton Meetser is about showing off her trendy tatt. The wrist tattoo is for girls that may be hesitant about taking up a lot of space on their body, but still want something that they can show off on a regular basis.
Bonus points for Lindsay Lohan’s “Breathe” tattoo for its vague meaning and subtle white script ink!
Also kudos to Nicole Richie for her pseudo ironic wrist tattoo. It says “Virgin,” lollzz!
Minimalist Hand and Finger Tattoo
Go light and dainty on these ones. You don’t want to look like a gang-banging meth dealer named “Pirate.” No colors, and nothing on your knuckles…unless your tattoo is a cutesy heart like the one Miley Cyrus has above. This tattoo says: “I want a non-threatening way to show off my individuality but still fit in with everyone else.”
Clever notes like “Shhh” inked on your index finger like Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen are totally unique ways to show people “Look at me— I have a tattoo and I’m witty!”
The Rosary Anklet
Just because you’re not a practicing Catholic doesn’t mean you can’t totally take advantage of some of the trendiness and/or irony of religious symbolism. Its like a better version of “Jesus is my Homeboy.” Funny right? Cuz you’re not religious. You’re spiritual.
Rosaries are totally cute. Just look at old school Madonna! I once had a Catholic woman scold me for wearing a rosary around my neck (it looked soooo dope with my boho outfit) and I was like, “Umm hello babes, it’s Dolce & Gabbana." Nicole Richie’s tattoo makes her feet look really skinny. Perfect for sandal weather!
Happy inking, White Girls! And remember to head out to the tattoo parlor soon, because these styles may not be trendy next year.