All The Tiny Tattoos We Spotted On The Runway

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Sure, the clothes are the real focus of a fashion show, but we like to think of ourselves as the kind of attendees who to take it all in. Every unexpected runway song selection or sneaky celebrity who slips into the front row at the last moment before the lights go down. And, by far one of our most favorite things to catch are the small blips of body art that come sashaying in along with the new collections.
Some designers may choose to cover up a model’s tattoos, controlling the complete overall aesthetic of their presentation. But, there's something exciting about eyeing even just a sliver of ink. Like Karlie's signature strut, Kate's don't-give-a-damn attitude, or Tyra's smize, a tiny tat gives us a glimpse at each individual model in front of us — not just one homogeneous lineup of beautiful babes in beautiful designs.
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So, with Fashion Month far gone, here's a look back at the moments you probably didn't see in most runway reviews. Here are the teeny (and some not-so-teeny) tattoos we spotted from catwalks worldwide.
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Here's just one of Cara Delevingne's several tattoos, as seen at Fendi. We assume that showing off her "Made In England" one would have been a tough sell.
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Nadja Bender's bracelet-like design blends in subtly at Pucci.
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Gisele Bündchen is a true pro at working her angles, so it's only right she protested at Chanel with her wrist ink in the air.
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Roxy Kiscinska's mini-masterpiece coordinates with this Blumarine frock.
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Erdem and "Blue Girl" Sarah Brannon share this Fashion Week moment.
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We would like to vacation on Lexi Boling's lovely ankle tat, seen here at Alexander Wang.
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Huge tiny-tattoo fan Freja Beha Erichsen lets a couple of her small wonders take the runway.
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Mari Nylander's row of ladybugs is way too charming to cover up, even for Erdem.
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Codie Young's tiny inscriptions float about, just like the cutouts of this Giles Deacon look.
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Here's Roxy Kiscinska's arm art in full display for Guy Laroche.
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Different arm, different ink, same Nadja Bender. This time she's working the Blumarine show.
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Renee Meijer gives her Christopher Kane look a gold star (sort of).
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Julia Nobis' inner-arm art peeks just slightly from a colorblocked Narciso Rodriguez creation.
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Amanda Wellsh's tattoos and Balmain shoes are a star-crossed pair.
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Tasha Tilberg's leg design may not be tiny, but it's totally stunning and complementary to her Margiela asymmetric number.
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Lanvin fabric and legs mimic each other quite beautifully.
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Milagros Schmoll's bicep art takes the spotlight at Jean Paul Gaultier's last runway show.
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Photo: Courtesy of Zana Bayne.
Yes, the tattoo, but also the baby! Our eyes certainly didn't miss this at the Zana Bayne show.
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