Did you know that the beauty mark on Dita Von Teese’s face is a tattoo? I didn’t!
Did you also know that it would have been a star had a tattoo artist not refused to ink the burlesque dancer’s request?
Dita went into a parlor and asked to have a star drawn on her face as she was obsessed with drawing little figures on her cheeks. The tattoo artist talked her out of it and instead gave her a beauty mark – something a bit timelier.
"You have to understand I was pretty eccentric. I was always drawing hearts and stars in that spot. I went in thinking I wanted a star there, but they wouldn’t do it.
"They were the voice of reason. They were so right."
That’s not the only tattoo she ended up not getting. Dita also toyed with tattooing seams up and down her legs to replicate fashion from the 40s.
"In the early nineties I almost got seams (tattooed) up the back of my legs but I’m so glad I didn’t. Can you imagine how hard it would be to match up the seams with real stockings? It would have been a nightmare.
"At that time I was researching everything about the forties, about how during World War II women would draw seams on. I thought, ‘Wouldn’t that be cool?’ I had them henna tattooed on, but I never went all the way."
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