If you would have asked me a few years back if I would have ever imagined Sally Hansen allowing me to tattoo my fingertips you would have heard a resounding “No!”
Not because I don’t love Sally, because in fact I do. Sally’s Diamond Strength nail polish has been a favorite of mine since high school when I wore the most fabulous shade of pearly peach on my nails with such innocence I beckoned for nothing more than a white dress and a daisy for my hair. Those sweet days were made even sweeter by a fabulous and strong manicure. Every girl should grow up loving Sally.
My reason for being shocked at Sally’s move towards tattoo press-on nail art is also not because I myself am against tattoos. Having several little secretive designs and also being the Editor for the New York Time’s owned www.about.com Tattoo and Body Piercings channel, I am by all means open-minded about tattoos and body modification art; as one might guess.
The reason I am shocked that I have tattooed my tips to perfection in a way that any fan of old school tattoo art would be mighty-as-a-sailor envious of is simple:
Because it worked.
For once, press on fabulous nail art worked; and it’s also real nail polish which helps me feel less like I have temporary tats and more like I have the real deal on my nails.
My fingertips are tattooed with hearts, banners and swallows. As I type away for today’s tattoo and culture for About.com, I will think of Sally, my innocence and my very first daisy tattoo; all in which was inspired by a white dress and a peach nail polish.
There’s just something about Sally…don’t you think?