The Tattoo Guy Was Right

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When I got my first tattoo last year, the tattoo guy was like “You’ll be back!” and I thought, “Who me? Naw, I’m just getting one small little tattoo.”  Well tattoo guy, you were absolutely right.

For my second tattoo, I had a vague concept of what I wanted, so I asked my good friend to sketch a design for me.  The final tattoo is based off of the design she drew for me :)

Also, the other day I went out for drinks for my friends and as I was deciding what to wear, I saw my cherished leather shorts sitting neglected in my closet.  My mission- How to summerize my leather shorts?  I decided to add some of my summer essentials- a comfortable and cute racerback tank and my black sandals.  I think the final result was cute and casual- just what I was going for :)

Ross Cardigan, Forever 21 Tank, Shorts, and Earrings, H&M Ring, Madden Girl Sandals

Tell me: Would you wear leather shorts in the summer?  How about in general?

  • I love your leather shorts! Really cute! I have yet to make the tattoo plunge! I’m afraid I won’t like in a few months! I change my mind too often. Yours is really cute though!

    • Thank you very much! Yes, that was the hardest thing about deciding what to get, but then I realized it was obvious because I’ve always loved stars :)

  • I love the leather!! I am such a chicken, I don’t think I could ever get a tattoo. :) :)

    • Thanks Ashley! I thought I was too chicken too, but then I just toughed it out and it actually wasn’t that bad :)

  • Love the outfit!
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  • there was definitely a point in time when everyone was wearing them and i was desperate to find a pair, but i resolved to thrift store findings only. they didn’t show up – but if they did, I’d probably buy them.

    And in the summer, possibly. I have some tweed shorts I really like in the winter, and I haven’t thought of a way to wear them yet this summer. and heck, july is almost gone!

    • Yes, I was searching for these for months and it was actually my sister who spotted one last pair in my size and bought them for me- she’s awesome! :D I have a pair of wintry tweed shorts and I just feel like they would be way too hot in the summer. Let me know if you figure out a way to do it!

  • I’m a total tattoo enthusiast so I’m all on board for this…and for leather shorts. Oh and your posts have started to reappear in my feed so yay!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

    • Yay, fantastic, I’m so glad! :D

  • Nnenna, it looks awesome!!!! i know the feeling and have gone back for more work myself. it’s almost addicting! your friends design rocks and i’m thrilled for you on the turn out. such a sweet spot for it to be placed. nice one! thanks a bunch for your feedback on the blog design i did, most appreciated! i don’t have the legs to pull off those shorts but you certainly do, they look great! happy weekend.

    • Thanks so much Lynn, it feels even more special to know my friend drew it just for me :) Haha, now I won’t be surprised if I get another, it is totally addicting!

  • I think seriously about getting a tattoo at least once/year… except that I can never decide on anything, so I guess I’m not ready to commit yet! I want leather shorts so much and I would definitely wear them during the summer… and winter… and fall and spring!

    • Yes, I definitely thought about it for a while and waited until I was absolutely sure for the first one :) Hehe, yay for another leather shorts lover!

  • really cute! i got my first tattoo 10 yrs ago, and i still haven’t been back. idk what my problem is :-/

    • Thank you! Sounds like you have more restraint than me! =)

  • awesome leather shorts & great tattoo!

  • tattoos are so addictive. i got one when i turned 18 then kept wanting to get more. it was hard to stop. by ended up only having 2 in the end.

    i love those shorts. i think leather shorts are totally great for summer HOWEVER, be careful cuz i have faux leather shorts that i love an you just have to be careful because if it’s a hot day then you end up sweating a ton because they don’t breathe. not pretty at all!

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    • It is hard to stop- I wonder how many I’ll end up with?! Thank you Claire and thanks for the warning- I definitely wouldn’t wear them in the heat wave we were having!

  • I am loving your leather shorts! What a fantastic find.

    x The Pretty Secrets

    • Thank you Sandy Joe! =)

  • Eli

    I’m trying to find the courage to get my first tattoo!! But I can never decide what to get! So I’d rather wait it out

    • I definitely agree- I think it’s best to wait until you are absolute sure what and where and if you want one! :)

  • I can totally imagine that you get addicted to tattoos… I’ve been considering one for ages, but haven’t made the step yet. The leather shorts look great on you, Nnenna. Definitely a YES.

    • Thank you thank you Sabine! =)

  • M

    DIGGING the new blog layout girl!
    you’re looking HOT as usual! Cool Tat!

    xx.M

    http://www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

    • Aww, thanks Megan! :D

  • Tattoos are addicting. I managed to stop at two but I am also maybe one of few who truly regret getting mine. I was 18 and my tattoos were just an act of rebellion.

    But your tattoo is awesome and your friend did a terrific job designing it, I am way jealous.

    -Madeleine
    P.S
    Love the leather shorts. You made it a great summer ensemble.

    • Thanks so much Madeleine! That is interesting- do you think you would get another now that wasn’t connected to an act of rebellion?

  • Gertrude

    love your new tat! Personally I wouldn’t wear them in Summer cause they would feel too sticky in all the heat.

    • Thanks so much Gertrude! I wore these on a day that wasn’t too hot, so I was ok, but I imagine I would have been miserable in them if it had been much hotter!

  • cute top- gotta love stripes!

  • TATTOOS! I so desperately want one myself! It looks great! And ohhh, I’m also on the lookout for a pair of sexy leather shorts, ow owww! xxAnisa

    • Haha, you’re hilarious, thanks lady! :D

  • I don’t know if I’d wear leather shorts. I usually wear long shorts during the summer.

    • I’ve been looking for a pair of longer denim shorts, but I can never seem to find the right length!

  • Those shorts are amazing! I say there is nothing wrong at all with wearing them in summer – they ARE shorts, after all!

    • I support that statement, thanks Kristen!! :D

  • Merle Hines

    I am such a chicken, I don’t think I could ever get a tattoo. That is interesting- do you think you would get another now that wasn’t connected to an act of rebellion? I change my mind too often.

  • Krista Huffman

    But your tattoo is awesome and your friend did a terrific job designing it, I am way jealous. I have yet to make the tattoo plunge! I so desperately want one myself! i got one when i turned 18 then kept wanting to get more.

    • Thanks so much Krista! I definitely thought long and hard about it and was very happy with my decision to go ahead and do it :)