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giovedì 13 settembre 2012


I'm not a big fan of tattoos, but I have to say that I would love to write on my body a sentence from a poem written by the greek Arkilochus (he was born around the 648 a.C). It is one of the most intense, deep, extraordinary poem I've ever read. It's like a warning to me. 
This is all the poem in ancient greek:
θυμέ, θύμ᾽ ἀμηχάνοισι κήδεσιν κυκώμενε,
ἄνα δέ, δυσμενέων δ᾽ ἀλέξευ προσβαλὼν ἐναντίον
στέρνον, ἐν δοκοῖσιν ἐχθρῶν πλησίον κατασταθείς
ἀσφαλέως· καὶ μήτε νικῶν ἀμφαδὴν ἀγάλλεο
μηδὲ νικηθεὶς ἐν οἴκωι καταπεσὼν ὀδύρεο.
ἀλλὰ χαρτοῖσίν τε χαῖρε καὶ κακοῖσιν ἀσχάλα
μὴ λίην· γίνωσκε δ᾽ οἷος ῥυσμὸς ἀνθρώπους ἔχει


Heart, my heart, so battered with misfortune far beyond your strength,
up, and face the men who hate us. Bare your chest to the assault
of the enemy, and fight them off. Stand fast among the beamlike spears.
Give no ground; and if you beat them, do not brag in open show,
nor, if they beat you, run home and lie down on your bed and cry.
Keep some measure in the joy you take in luck, and the degree you
give way to sorrow. All our life is up-and-down like this

                                                                             trans. R. Lattimore 
But getting tattooed hurts and it's too much expensive. So, this is my version of tattoo tights by Urban Threads
It does look real!

Restyle our old tights/pantyhose with beautiful design that looks like tattoed on your legs!

What you'll need

Textile Marker
Tights (works better with transparent and fine pantyhose)

Print your design (I print different sizes of the same sentence to see what look better)

Turn your paper sheet into a cylinder-shaped object to recreate your leg width and secure with tape Photobucket

Wear your tights and make a sign with a chalk where you want your design to be Photobucket

Put the cylinder-shaped sheet inside your tight Photobucket

 Then, with the textile marker copy your design Photobucket

 You're done! Beautiful, funny and supereasy (; If you love tattoo but don't have enough courage to make one, or simply don't want to have it forever, you'll love this! At least, i hope so (:

47 commenti:

  1. omg! love them!!


  2. ma woooow! bellissima idea!
    ho iniziato a seguirti spero ricambierai!
    Kiss Cris

    new post:

  3. wow....this is an amazing idea!!! love it ! :)

  4. Wow! This is such a nice idea!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  5. this is such a cute idea! i was about to diy up some old tights today, thanks!

    lindsey louise

  6. I like this post so much: this is such a great idea!
    What about following each other? Cosa mi metto???
    Win a camouflage tee-shirt!

  7. cool idea!

  8. Super cute DIY! Inspiring :)

    Stop by sometime, xo Natalie

  9. Super cool tights. So neat that you found them that have the exact poem you love on it :) They're pretty neat. I like the tattoo tights when they're simple and cute like this.

  10. Love your blog! Following you now! Kisses!

  11. Nice! Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you :)
    I hope you follow back now :)

  12. Great idea dear! Thanks for sharing this. A lot of other designs can be done as well :) Anyway, thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my blog. I'm already following you, so hope you'll follow back <3

  13. Thanks for the comment! :))
    Yeah sure we can follow each other.
    I followed your blog, I hope you can follow back

  14. Hello dear :) Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Sure I want to follow each other. So I am now following you via GFC and bloglovin, hope you can do the same. Have a nice day :)


  15. Awesome post... Thanks for visiting my blog!

  16. What a sweet blog you got here :) I love it :)

    If you want, you can check out mine, I always follow back on GFC, bloglovin' and FB :)



    Blog: Venoma's fashion diary

  17. wow ! it looks so good :) thank u for your comment ! following each other sounds great :D i'm following u opn GFC :) now your turn ! lot of love hun! xo E,

  18. Oh wow, that's an insanely cool tutorial! I love the idea of printed tights and why, I just so happen to have a pair of sheer nude ones lying around just begging to be text-ed. This is really creative, well done!

    With love from San Francisco, California, USA,

  19. Such a fun idea!!!!! You just earned yourself a follower!
    Very unique, creative blog!


  20. those are awesome! Great posts and blog hun. Come by and let's follow each other! xx

  21. haha so cool! :)
    Thanks for showing interest in my blog, of course we can follow each other! I'm following u now, waiting for u to do the same <3


  22. Such a nice idea!

    Maybe you'd like to follow me ? I'd follow back then :)
    Have a great day hun !

  23. Such fantastic pictures and a fab DIY!!
    Following you,please follow back to keep in touch through comments!

  24. Wow this is amazing! Such a great idea, looks chic :-)

    Visit my blog and let me know if you want to follow each other! xx

    Fashion Burger

  25. wow what a fantastic idea it looks so real :) amazing :) I must try it :) I'm ur new fan on GFC it would be nice if you could follow me back:)

    1. I'm already ur fan on GFC I can not see you on my GFC if you could check it, it would be so nice :) xoxoxo

    2. now I can see sometimes this blogger goes crazy - waiting for more inspiring posts my dear :)))

  26. Really cute, great idea! I'll make it :) Mina.
    My blog: The Style Fever

  27. Thanks for following my blog, I am following you too x

    Fashion Burger

  28. What a nice tutorial! I'm following you now. Follow back?;)

  29. haha..such a great ideas!
    thanks for visiting my blog.
    would u like to follow each other? it'd be great.
    let me know.. i'll definitely follow back ;)


  30. oopss..sorry didn't see that you already mentioned about following each other on my blog.
    i am following u now via GFC and Bloglovin! :D
    hope you would follow me back on both too ;)
    stay in touch..


  31. Wow, it's amazing :D! And looks sooooo good!
    We can follow each other, of course :)
    I did it :)

  32. wow your blog is amazing - can't wait to try some of these things!

    following you now, would love for you to follow back on here and bloglovin!



  33. ?! Oh my gosh,this is such a good idea,and it looks so cool and real,thanks for the DIY inspiration,I have never seen this done before its so cool.
    Definately following,for more fab ideas!
    Hope your having a wonderful day x

  34. Loveee the idea! I have to try this myself~

    Great blog, I am following you now, hope you can follow back:)


  35. Definitely neat! I love it.

  36. Hi Yasmine! I love this idea and the fragment you used is brilliant! Can I ask you though, what is the best denier of pantyhose (like the thickness) for this? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Ligaya!
      Thanks for your nice words (:
      For this tutorial I used 40 denier tights, but I recommend using 15-20 denier pantyhose for a better result (with these fine tights it looks like you're not wearing anything on your legs, so the "tattoo" looks more realistic).
      Hope I was helpful! x

  37. Thank you for the stunning tutorial and idea <3
    I completely love to try this :) ❤


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