This is the Most Expensive Tattoo in the World

25 March 2015

This is the Most Expensive Tattoo in the World

How much do you think the most expensive tattoo in the world costs? You’re about to find out!

Long passed the time when tattoos were associate with criminals, anarchists; the bad part of society.
Now they represent a sort of pictures on the wall, an exhibition of memories, a way to permanently mark the most significant experiences.

A tattoo is a form of art in which our bodies are used as the canvas. Usually, indelible ink is used, resulting into a permanent tattoo.
However, other forms of ink have recently been introduced, such as henna, which allow the tattoo to slowly wash away after several days.

Nowadays, tattoo artists have enhanced themselves, the technique has improved and the prices have increased.
Tattoos are usually priced based on their size, color, location on the body and complexity of design, but none could match the highest-priced tattoo in the world.

Let’s get straight to business and see what makes a tattoo the costliest one in the world!

The company behind the most valuable tattoo is Shimansky, a luxury store that has 8 branches locally in South Africa, 4 international ones abroad and serves some of the world’s most famous celebrities, including Christina Aguilera, Lee Ryan and Charlize Theron.

In 2010, Shimansky has designed a soccer ball entirely coated with diamonds, weighing 4.8 pounds.
Priced at $2.5 million, the ball features 6.620 white diamonds and 2.640 black diamonds from South Africa and was unveiled at the World Cup.

Shimansky’s second unique creation is this tattoo, valued at 7.2 million South African rands, or 924.000 US dollars.

Most Expensive Tattoo in the World | Minki van der Westhuizen was the perfect model to bear the diamond tattoo.
Minki van der Westhuizen was the perfect model to bear the diamond tattoo. via exclusivejewelry.wordpress.com

The highest-priced tattoo features 612 Shimansky Ideal Cut diamonds, each weighing half a carat.
Imagine real diamonds encrusted into the skin. We presume you can see the problem here: to find the right model willing to endure the procedure.

Fortunately, they found it. Minki van der Westhuizen is one of the hottest international models from South Africa.
Born on February 26, 1984, the beauty has been in the modeling business since she was 16 years old and she’s represented by Max Models in Cape Town.

In 2003, Minki van der Westhuizen was ranked #24 on ‘Maxim’s Hot 100’ list and, the following year, she was the winner of the ‘FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the world’ pool.

Although the tattoo is a temporary one, it will definitely remain in history as the world’s costliest tattoo.
If an ink, permanent tattoo isn’t your thing, then this is something to consider having.

This concludes our cover on the most expensive tattoo in the world!

We hope you enjoyed our article and we will like to know your opinion about the most valuable tattoo, so make sure you leave it in the comment section below.

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