Truman Capote made the acid-tongued remark that “there’s at all times one thing terribly flawed about people who find themselves tattooed”. For those who have a tendency to consider the flawed of us going below the needle as youthful, taut-skinned thrill-seekers, that notion is more and more being challenged.
At 54, Sam Taylor-Johnson, the movie director liable for Fifty Shades of Gray, has lately had the title of her husband, 31-year-old actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, branded on her collarbone by Dr Woo, a Los Angeles movie star tattooist with 1.8 million Instagram followers. (Aaron, who already had a “Sam” tattoo, bought a hummingbird to match.) Taylor-Johnson scores excessive marks for location (no flab issue on the clavicle, simply lined) however low for the tattoo itself (excessive threat, hackneyed).
In the meantime, actress Brooke Shields, 56, simply bought