Tattoos are incredibly popular in Australia with research showing almost half of us have one, a third of us have two or three and about 15 per cent of us have a staggering four to nine! Clearly, we like our ink.
Maybe you're one of those Aussies who has already taken the plunge - but if not, this sweet tattoo trend might be enough to encourage you to hit the nearest ink parlour.
The figures bear it out - Aussies are mad for ink. And, we reckon those numbers will only go up when word of this sweet new tattoo trend hits the street. The trend exactly - delicate, fine, teeny, tiny tattoos that are both whimsical and romantic.
Celebrities in the US are driving the trend, but regular folk, in particular women, make up the vast majority of customers. There are also couples who are getting matching versions of this style of tattoo so that they can feel closer to one another. See! You want one right?
If you need a little inspiration check out the following snaps.
Kelly BakerKelly Baker has been a beauty director for more years than she cares to mention. She loves mascara (but not the clumpy kind) and has spent much of her life hunting down the perfect red lipstick. She's found it by the way! Kelly loves black eyeliner but is yet to master the cat eye. She has hope though - one day she will crack it.