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Top 5 Tastiest Tattoos + video

A sexy selection of our favourite tattoos, on some of our favourite queer women!

Jess Banham

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:47:14 GMT | Updated 2 years today

The winter is upon us bringing with it the dark, cold nights and the frosty walks to work. Brrrr. Everyone is wrapped up in layers, and hibernating in their warm winter coats. I love winter, but there is one thing I miss - ink ink ink! I think now is a good time to share some of my top five memorable tattoo designs for all of our tattoo-deprived eyes.

 

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One of my favourite tattoos also happens to be one of the smallest and simplest designs. Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara has a very small tattoo on her wrist, which is great for a musician whose hands are always out playing the guitar. The six lines stand for the six strings on the guitar. A great tattoo that proves how simple can sometimes be very effective.

 

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The Gossip wonder-woman Beth Ditto rocks a giant sailor anchor on her left arm. The anchor symbol is popularly known for being a symbol of gay Pride, so when you put the anchor and Beth Ditto together, it becomes a double bubble of queer delight!

 

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One tattoo very popular at the moment is the minimal black outline of a triangle. It holds different meanings for everyone. The triangle is one of the strongest shapes in architecture. In science, the triangle symbolises change. For others, it is a deeply powerful feminist symbol. Used during the Nazi holocaust to mark people who were queer, the LBGTQ community have since reclaimed this symbol. Power to the dykes.

 

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I could never write about tattoos without mentioning Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - one of my favourite fictional characters. Underneath her leathers Lisbeth has a wasp tattoo on her neck, a loop around her bicep, and on those occasions when we see her back, the famous dragon tattoo can be seen on her left shoulder blade. Kick-ass.

 

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Who could ever forget Shane and Carmen's first hook-up in The L Word? The studio location combined with the sensual music laid the foundations for what was going to be an unforgettable sex scene, yet it was the moment when Shane revealed Carmen's tattoo that truly made this a delicious moment in the history of lesbian television. Scroll down for a reminder...

 

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