TREND ALERT: THE TRIBAL, TATTED-UP TRADE
Here’s what you need to know aobut the new Ellie Goulding video for “Beating Heart” (besides that we get to see a few scenes from Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James): intense tribal tats are really back—and labret piercings are not, but if you’re gonna take yours out, you’ll probably always have that little hole to show for it, like Ellie does.
Even if you’re not a glutton for pain, this could totally be your Spring look if you haven’t secured one yet. The tattoos don’t have to be real, b! Try a 24k gold-leaf butterfly, or fake the effect by finding the right combination of matte black, shimmery skin-tones, and sexy straps, like our current issue’s many eccentric fashion stories suggest via S/S collections from Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander McQueen and more. Shop our version of the trend below.