How to cover your freaking vagina tattoo (and diy vajazzle) – xojane

A couple of years ago, a manfriend of mine that is covered — like knuckles, palms, neck, you name it — in tattoos convinced me not to follow in his footsteps and get a gun inked on my hip as an homage to my namesake: Annie Oakley.

“Hot chicks with tattoos are a dime a dozen. Really cute tattoo ideas It’s hard to come across a pristine bod nowadays.”

Although I disagree, the sentiment was really sweet.

Awesome 3d tattoos Mostly because I liked being indirectly referred to as “pristine.” (He was talking about me, right? RIGHT?) I guess he missed the faded green horseshoe on my vagina whenever we boned.

When I was 16, I had one of these shitty fake IDs that this mysterious private school kid made for all of the other high schoolers in the city. Awesome simple tattoos for guys He had a monopoly; one of those legendary fake ID artists that people whisper about over their cafeteria food, like “He stole a machine from the DMV.” I heard he’s totally straight edge now and is really into juicing.

This is a photo of me at 16. Best female back tattoos That’s my “You’re tacky and I hate you” face.

Anyway, I took said ID to a shop that this tatt-ed older chick I worked with frequented. Back of neck tattoos quotes (Just having visible ink meant that you were an expert in the field. Funny tattoo ideas for guys I figured you probably ran into Kat Von D on the regular.) The guy working the counter made a photocopy of my “license” and asked if I drove all the way in from Louisiana to get my tattoo.

He asked what I wanted, a question I had prepared for on the drive over: a horseshoe.

I wanted it to be classy, something simple. Cool man tattoo designs No shading, outlines, etc. Cool tattoo designs for guys Prison, stick-and-poke style.

Half an hour later I had a lucky horseshoe, doubly lucky because it was green. First tattoos for guys Scared I’d be in trouble with my parents, I got it super low on my hip so that even in my sluttiest bikini it’d be hidden. Cool small chest tattoos Genius! (The practice of simply not wearing slutty swimwear in front of parents comes with age, apparently.)

The sad thing is that I know the motif stemmed from either a. Most beautiful tattoos ever Childhood fondness of My Little Pony or b. Half sleeve tattoo designs for guys Misguided teenage affinity for ultra low-rise True Religion denim. Amazing male tattoo designs I’d rather say it was the former but let’s be honest…

Sometime in the past year or so I came across an ad, or a blog post, or a paid blog post or an E! News segment with Giuliana Rancic about Make Up Forever concealer. Awesome tattoos for guys tumblr I used to really struggle with bad skin, and awarded myself Jedi Master status in the concealer game. Tattoo ideas for guys tumblr So when whoever-it-was claimed that this stuff was even strong enough to cover tattoos, I raised an eyebrow and let out an audible, “HA!” Then tilted my chin downward and snarled, “We’ll see about that.”

Real talk moment: This Bare Minerals concealer brush rules. Best mens half sleeve tattoos With a tapered tip and strong bristles that hold its shape, it’s easy to target little blemishes. Tattoo ideas for guys chest The wider base allows for blending in larger areas. Awesome quote tattoos Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush, $20. Good tattoo ideas for guys Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer $32. Guy makes best 3d tattoos ever Erno Laszlo Controlling Face Powder — Discontinued since last week, WTF? I guess it’s vintage now.

Fresh tube of concealer in hand, I propped my legs on my vanity and dabbed. Awesome sleeve tattoo designs for guys The consistency is kind of like a smooth acrylic paint, not oily, but thick and creamy. Amazing mens sleeve tattoos As you apply, you notice it becomes matte and nicely matches your skin’s texture. Unusual mens tattoos The first layer created the illusion that my tattoo had faded, like I was in the process of getting it laser-ed off. Arm sleeve tattoo ideas for guys After letting the first coat dry, I added another. Cool first tattoos for guys Still visible, I went for one more. Most unique tattoos ever By the fourth, set with a light dusting of translucent powder, my little green horseshoe was virtually gone.

You’ll notice there’s not much difference between layers 2 and 3. Wrist tattoo ideas for guys Layer 4 really stepped up to the plate.

You might be all, “Whoa, Annie. Awesome tribal tattoos for guys FOUR LAYERS? Anything can be covered by four layers of anything else — NEEEXT.” But hear me out.

Like I said, this stuff isn’t oily and it really matches skins’ texture. Best mens sleeve tattoos It absolutely does not smudge on body skin. Awesome tribal back tattoos (Facial skin produces way more oil, so there is smudge potential there. Free lower back butterfly tattoo designs But compared to other concealers, I think this takes the cake for face coverage as well. Awesome guy tattoo ideas Also, was Drake really worth it?) Plus, layering light coats of concealer rather than applying one thick coat looks more natural because the edges are easier to blend into surrounding skin. Awesome small tattoos for guys I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

So, I’m older now, and don’t really need to hide things from my parents. Awesome tattoos for guys arm Especially now that I write about boning people and my vagina tattoo on XO Jane. Images of awesome tattoos (They’re not your kooky anything-goes ‘rents, either. Best friend tattoo ideas for guys I am a cloud of disappointment that constantly rains cold, wet shame upon my family.) What I’m trying to say is that she saw my tattoo in the fitting room at Neiman’s, so I don’t need to layer “Extreme” concealer on my tender areas anymore.

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