Retro Tattoos

Dita Von Teese

The beauty mark next to Dita Von Teese’s left eye is actually a tattoo! She originally wanted a star, but she was only 17 years old and the tattoo shop talked her into getting a birth mark instead, something that she is very thankful for now. “You have to understand that I was pretty eccentric. I was always drawing hearts and stars in that spot,” she told Inked Magazine“I went in thinking I wanted a star there, but they wouldn’t do it. They were like, ‘We’re not putting a star on your face.’ They were the voice of reason.”

    Michelle Branch

    Michelle Branch has a large tattoo on her left forearm of a pin-up style cowgirl shooting a gun.  She got the idea for the western themed tattoo while working on an album with The Wreckers, her country duo with Jessica Harp.  “The cowgirl was inspired by the making of The Wreckers album,” she wrote“Everyone thought I was crazy, but everyone thought I was crazy for doing this project. Every time I look at my arm, I remember being in the studio with Jess. It’ll always be my favorite,” she told People.