Monday, May 23, 2016

On the Street…Malasaña, Madrid



A beautiful day in Malasaña, Madrid last week!


I love the tats and the dress but it’s the delicacy of her hands that is so alluring. If you know any Spanish ladies with a dance background then you know just how beautifully they’ve learned to move their hands.


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  1. With Or Without Shoes

    May 23, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Nice floral print dress!
    I agree with your hands statement…just have a look to my profile ;)

    • FreddieBrown

      May 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      With or Without Shoes – you should give us a break from your daily request to check out your website. Once in a while is OK but daily is a bit too rude and insensitive of others. Thank you.

      • Dax

        May 24, 2016 at 12:03 pm

        I agree.

    • MARTA

      May 29, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      I love the dress and the tattoo!

  2. Anouk

    May 23, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Perfect shot! Everything fits, her smile, the tattoo and the dress.

  3. andreea

    May 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    cool pic, cool girl! :)

  4. Diane

    May 23, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    While I am not a tattoo fan , but the color story she is telling is pretty awesome . Even the swirl pattern on the dress complements the pattern of the tattoo. Not to mention the red lips and the dark hair. It’s all working here. Well done.

  5. Janea @ the STYLetti

    May 23, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    This woman seems to have her personal style down – from tattoo to lip color to dress. Nice!
    XO, Janea

  6. portiastylebook

    May 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    the color and look of the tattoo works well with her dress!

  7. Nico

    May 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    The tattoos, the dress, really stunning!

  8. Becca

    May 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    In love with this photo! Absolutely beautiful and love the combo of a feminine floral dress with bad ass tattoos.

  9. Simone Fraser

    May 23, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    One of my favourite posts yet, Sart. I enjoy the way you enjoy human beings. The rich red of her lipstick echoing the dress, her hair, her body art, skin, and radiant smile are very enviable and so lovely to behold.

  10. Matthew

    May 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I’ve never understood tattoos and why someone would let someone else permanently draw on them. They seem happy with them but what about when they grow old and start to sag…

    • Gabywiz

      May 24, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Agree. Tattoos are downright ugly – regret will be her lasting legacy. Seems “fun” to some while you’re young, but youth is fleeting. Don’t do it people.

      • Simone Fraser

        May 26, 2016 at 2:18 am

        To the above two people’s comments, I recall a fashion magazine article on women with tattoos. The journalist put a question to one of her interviewees regarding the way the tattoo would age. The owner of several replied that her skin was going to age and sag anyway, so it didn’t make any difference; she preferred to have it happen with her own body art!

        Different people are different! (This can be interpreted in a number of ways = D).

    • Michael the man who sews

      May 29, 2016 at 9:32 am

      I would even think about, what happens to the tatoo, when you grow old, but what if you simply don’t like it anymore or if you think ‘OMG, I was so stupid, I spent a lot of money only to have a fashionable item on my skin. And now I am ashamed of it, I would rather make it disapear…’
      You can undress and put on a different garment but you cannot change a tatoo so easily…

  11. portiastylebook

    May 23, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    love the tattoo and dress!

  12. Saba

    May 23, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Fascinating to see how fashion changes. I was in Madrid and Barcelona in the early ’70s. The prevailing style for women in Madrid was very long, straight, meticulously shaped black hair and rather minimalist attire. A dash of red lipstick completed the look. The effect was stunning, so simple and beautiful.

  13. S.Castilliani

    May 24, 2016 at 3:23 am

    One of your best photos.Delicate sense of movement, hands perfectly taken care of and colourful, topped by a powerful smile in red with flare…Madrid,Madrid,Madrid…Proud of being a part of it.

  14. The Italian Glam

    May 24, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Powerful shot, she’s so ALIVE

  15. Tessylou

    May 24, 2016 at 8:48 am

    She’s lovely. Her tat is, umm, tacky. And yes, how will it look in a few years? Dreary.
    Would she hang the tat on the wall as a picture seen every day?

  16. Addison DeWitt

    May 24, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I would strongly suggest that any person who is considering getting a tattoo look into ALL of the risks first. There are no U. S. Food and Drug Administration or international medical/health standards for the inks which are used, and little scientific research into their long-term effects. A growing body of evidence suggests that contaminated and/or carcinogenic inks are already responsible for many of the negative health effects of tattoos, and that an increasing number of negative outcomes will present themselves over time as inks now being used break down and migrate within those who have been injected with them. A 2014 Washington Post article on the subject:

    The U. S. FDA’s page on the subject:

  17. Nena

    May 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Lovely lady. She really looks asian…

  18. nolo

    May 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I think it would be great if tattoo artists would offer temporary or semi-permanent options, with inks that would last through several washes or require a special product for removal. I’m sure, for example, some of the tattoos we see in movies are not permanent, yet the filming for these movies takes more than one day. That way, someone wanting body art to match a dress, say, or shirt, or just for a summer doesn’t have to deal with it when that skin starts to get saggy – and it will, if one is fortunate to live long enough!

  19. Alicia

    May 24, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    What’s with the negative comments about this woman’s tattoo? She is simply stunning.

  20. Jordan

    May 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Amazing photo! This is real life of Spain. Even in a picture you can feel the vibe and passion.

  21. Kylie Garner

    May 24, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Awesome tattoo and perfect smile!

  22. Laura Wehrman

    May 25, 2016 at 12:10 am

    I am a 47 year old woman and have many very large tattoos all over my body…the most recent one was received in January of this year…I have been getting them since I was 19 and have never had even one health issue…your scare tactic with articles to “prove” how dangerous they are seem silly and ill informed…almost everyone I know has them and none of them have had any problems either…every time Scott posts pics of people with tattoos, they prove to be some of the most negatively commented on photos…I am not sure which decade all of these people live in, but every comment sounds like they are from crabby old cranks shaking their fists at the hippies, the Beatles fans with their “long” hair or glam rock kids dressing androgynously…they are are very common form of adornment for people of all ages and career choices…fine if tattoos are not for YOU, but that’s it, they are not for YOU…don’t make your disapproval somehow the definitive word on how ALL tattoos are…there are ever increasing numbers of people who have them and we are not pirates or American G.I.’s who got too drunk in Guam and got a bad hula dancer…and none of us who are responsible get them on a dare or impulsively and are well aware of the aging process on the body…skin doesn’t stay taught and youthful…so by those same perimeters, should everyone aging wear turtlenecks and long pants because heaven forbid we see “sagging” skin…all skin sags, whether it has tattoos on it or not…that is life…a tattoo doesn’t make it look worse or ugly, it is part of a person’s life road map…everyone needs to get a grip and let the tattoo issue alone…this is a lovely photo and this woman is beautiful and her tattoo is part of her personal adornment…if you don’t like it, then don’t like it, but it’s only your opinion, nothing more

    • Tessylou

      May 26, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Opinions are what we give here. If it’s acceptable to rave about the beauty or stylishness of a picture, then why not regret someone’s permanent choice? We see lots of people ruining their skin with smoking and tats. It’s a shame. You like yours? Great. That doesn’t make your tats less than a sad choice to an observer.

      • Laura Wehrman

        May 31, 2016 at 11:21 pm

        and having a closed and judgmental mind is sad choice too

    • Michael the man who sews

      May 29, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Dear Laura,

      it’s ok, if you like tatoos on your body. But I think, tatoos are a fashion issue and they are sujeted to fashion themselves. In the 90ies Chinese characters were en vogue and people had all kinds of nonsense tatooed on their skin just because it looked Chinese, like ‘montain goat’ instead of ‘capricorn’. I often imagine people who can read Chinese and grin because they see what is really written on some peoples’ skin. Now multicoloured pictures are fashionable.
      I guess many young person headed to a tattoo studio as soon as they turned 18 and had their skin adorned, because their friends had tattoos or because they wanted to look cool or outstanding. Many of them regretted, what they got back then. I know a woman who had a vacuum cleaner (!) tattooed on her back. She did not seem to be happy with her choice. Tattoos nowadays are very common among people of a certain age. But to me it seems that they follow a fashion because so many others do. Is that cool? I don’t know.

      Michael from Munich

  23. dario fattore

    May 25, 2016 at 5:41 am

    il sorriso è l accessorio più bello

    dario fattore –

  24. sofaundermapletree

    May 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    The dress is awesome!
    But I’m not into tattoos. :)

  25. Oonagh

    May 25, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Stunning lady, though the tattoo is not for me. I would say she is ethnically Chinese, not Spanish.

  26. RaRaHurt

    May 26, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Whilst tattoos MAY be an ongoing trend, images that do get tattooed DO go out of fashion. Just think how many different hairstyles you’ve had over a lifetime and also consider who many you regret.

  27. Horizon

    May 27, 2016 at 4:48 am

    nice print (including the tatoo), great smile, beautiful hands.

  28. Tom

    May 27, 2016 at 8:40 am

    The look is adorable. great outfit.

    I get loads of fashion inspirations from

  29. Alvin

    May 29, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Beautiful Portrait and Colors!!

  30. Mem

    June 1, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Beautiful girl, beautiful ink…

  31. Clarissa

    June 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Nice picture! it seems to capture the essence and fun personality of the person in the photo. Where is the dress from?

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    April 30, 2017 at 6:47 am

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