When I first stumbled upon these tattooed gloves I felt a bit squeamish. I'm thinking "tattooed leather gloves" - have they skinned someone to make these??
Of course not.
They are an art statement by Ellen Greene:
“The Tattooed gloves explore the contrast between two opposing traditions. The vintage leather gloves function as a feminine article of clothing and traditional tattoo as a masculine art-form. The gloves evoke a sense of purity, modesty and formality. In opposition the tattoo can suggest sexual freedom, rebellion and criminality. The tension between the object and the image creates a beauty that is both androgynous and non-traditional.”
Having realised they are a work of art, and not for fashion, I'd really love to own a pair. I'm also obsessing over finger tattoos at the moment. What would you have written across your knuckles??