Dita Von Teese wanted a star & leg ‘seams’ tattoos


Dita Von Teese used to want to tattoo some fairly eccentric ideas onto her body. For example, she wanted to tattoo “seams” up the back of her legs. She also wanted to tattoo a small star on her cheek, rather than a “beauty mark”. Dita is very grateful the tattoo artist said no to the star request though, and she ended up getting a permanent “beauty mark” tattooed on her cheek instead. As far as the “seams”, Dita just got temporary henna tattoos to see what it was like. Definitely a better choice.

Dita Von Teese is grateful to her tattoo artist for rejecting a design she once dreamed up – because it would have disfigured her porcelin face.

The burlesque dancer was once obsessed with having a star tattooed on her left cheek – but the parlour employees refused and instead agreed to give her a beauty spot in its place.

She explains, “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.” And Von Teese, who was once married to shock rocker Marilyn Manson, once had another idea she now realises she would have lived to regret.

She adds: “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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Dita asks, “Can you imagine how hard it would be to match up the seams with real stockings?” as if it never occurred to her simply to not wear stockings with seams. Dita cracks me up, I think she really is that eccentric. It’s not an act. She wishes she were living in the 1940s. She probably would have done well in that era. She would have sold war bonds and married a naval officer on leave. Then she would have worn corsets and sold “women’s unmentionables” at a department store. Damn, when is this woman going to get with George Clooney? I need to start a petition.

Here’s Dita at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party on February 22nd. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. Shib Leth says:

    What a great idea! *ANY* person who wants a tattoo should be required by law to get a temporary henna one instead and wear it around for months to see how stupid they look.

  2. aleach says:

    i have a friend that got seams up her leg. i couldnt pull that off, but she rocks em.
    as for the star…eh, im not big on facial tattoos. good choice just getting a beauty mark instead.

  3. I covet a little tiny star tattoo but it’s not a possible b/c anthing under an inch would just blur into a dot anyway.

  4. Bodhi says:

    I think the seems idea is pretty funny, actually. And so is her rationalization for not getting them! Haha!

  5. HEB says:

    The seams thing is pretty cool, good thing it was just Henna though

  6. Dan says:

    I know a girl with a small star beauty mark on her face. It was sexy when she was younger. Not so much now.

  7. KateNonymous says:

    I agree–when I started reading, I thought the seams tattoo would be so that she wouldn’t have to worry about seamed stockings, but would always have the look.

    I also thought, “Wow, that would have saved a lot of eye pencil on the WWII home front.”

  8. Ling says:

    One assumes that when she mentioned “matching up the seams with stockings” she meant the colour.

    I never considered her and Clooney together and now there’s nothing I desire more.

    I think I’m going to start drawing stocking seams on the backs of my legs. I’ve always found the look to be very sensual.

  9. gg says:

    My immediate thought was that she’s invested $$$ in a lot of seam-legged items and probably just doesn’t want to have a new problem wearing them.

    I’m glad she didn’t. Fair skin can get junked up easily enough with bad bits without faded cartoons on it to boot. Skin cancer I mean, moles, scars one accumulates normally, stand out a lot on superfair skin, I know only too well.

  10. MomInNH says:

    I’ve had many many tattoo ideas over the years, but was able to decide once I had an artist make some temp ones to try out. It really did help you see yourself with it finished and then decide if it’s perfect.

    My tattooist has told me no before, and always gives good alternatives as well as a reason why my idea isn’t a good idea. I appreciate that a GOOD tattoo artist isn’t afraid to tell you that!

    All that aside, I adore Dita. And I agree, she would fit in perfectly in the 40’s. She’s an old soul for sure.

  11. photo jojo says:

    Could that woman BE any hotter?!?!

  12. voodoobetty says:


  13. gg says:

    betty, while I sympathize, you might find yourself a mite busy spinning your wheels trying to correct every error you see on here. Ain’t no spellcheck and people wouldn’t use it anyway, almost no one knows how to use contractions or commas, and the vast majority of them don’t care. So it is what it is, annoying though that may be.

  14. pippipcheerio says:

    I wonder if she has any facial tatoos? Her lips, brows, and eyeliner are always perfect.

  15. loldongs says:

    She’s getting too old for that shit.

    At her age you’d think she would have outgrown it.

  16. jess says:

    ugh. over-rated.

  17. Blah blah blah says:

    I think getting seams is a horrible idea for a tattoo.

    Think about how hard it would be for the tattoo artist to really make the lines straight and even all the way up the leg, and look the same between each one. I’d imagine the artist would have to be immensely talented for that to come out not looking like sh**.

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