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Japanese Tattoo Stockings

I noticed this trend earlier in the year when I was in Tokyo: tattoo stockings. In a country where actual tattoos are staunchly frowned upon, some genius has figured out a way to let girls show off some ink without actually going under the needle for permanent work. The trend seems to have started back in late 2011 and then exploded in 2012. “We were selling 10,000 pair per month,” recalls Momo, who owns a small Avant-garde boutique in trendy Harajuku. “We even had to restrict customers from entering.”

Although the trend seems to have died down a bit, it’s still going strong, reports Tokyo Fashion Diaries, who has a round-up of some of this summer’s most popular tattoo stockings.

UNUS

A collaboration between an online tights shop and Osaka-based pop-artist Buggy. Clockwise from left to right: hipster Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, cyborg Karl Lagerfeld and incarcerated John Galliano.

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Boom Design / garakuta

Clockwise from left to right: scissors and ruler (perfect for DIYers?), mirrors, space invader hearts, party ornaments.

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Proef

Simple geometric patterns. Oh, but the also make cat tights.

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Cowpooooop

Why they decided to name their stock brand cowpoop (with 3 additional o’s) is a mystery.

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Poem by Rabbit

Zodiac signs and origami.

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1 oz bvu { 07.12.13 at 5:09 am }

looks very cute!