If you like the rebelliousness of tattoos, but don't want to make a lifetime commitment to ink, think about investing in furniture and decor inspired by the artwork of tattoos. It's virtually painless!
Tattoos are often intricate and personal. Why not apply those characteristics to your furniture and other home goods? Tattoo art can be added to pre-existing furniture via painting, print, hand or laser carving. You can also buy items from design studios like Mama Tried, run by the renowned tattoo artist Scott Campbell. His French provincial chair with the skull emblem back is a sure conversation piece. The combination of the antique chair structure and contemporary design is an odd, but complementary amalgam.
It's also possible to design your own tattoo furniture. There is an Australian-based company called Tattoo Furniture Design that will build custom furniture complete with tattoo-like embellishments. You can go to the company website and build your furniture through an online customization program.
Images: 1. & 2. Deco Journal: Tattooed Chair By Mama Tried 3. BEW 4. Midwest Home: Haute Ink 5. Not Cot