Lace tattoos are true pleasure for the eyes,but garter tattoos are stretching the limits of refinement and sensuality of ornamental tattoos.
Lace is originating from the area of Venice, in Italy, in the 16th century. This refined fabric soon has been associated with luxury, first the privilege of noble men and then reserved for women and especially their lingerie. Historically, one of the most elegant and sexy piece of feminine lingerie is indeed the garter. For centuries, this piece of fabric, often in lace, is used to hold stockings. Garters are a very intimate and sensual piece, intended for lovers and husbands, and yet they made an impression as the story of the Most Noble Order of the Garter proves it.
The King of Great Britain, Edward III by picking the fallen garter of his mistress in public with a witty word made the History and made garter an icon of sophistication. Now real garters are kept for weddings and cheeky outfits, but garter tattoos are replacing fabric ones. These thigh tattoos are really coveted by women, wanting something easily hideable, refined, tasteful and sexy at the same time. Garter tattoos can also be adorned with jewels, ribbons and of course the fun pistols, knives and tattoo machines! So, if you are looking for some lacy inspiration, there are some fine lace-makers in our selection who masters the art of garter tattoos!