Beauty trend alert: skin stencils

By Georgia Collins

You know something's a big deal when it's given the Chanel stamp of approval. This season, somewhat bizarrely, tribal tattoos are the new embellishment of choice. First seen in New York on the catwalks at Rodarte and Catherine Malandrino where warrior-style symbols were stencilled up models' arms, they next appeared at Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris in a tough, girl-gang guise – models' names snaked up their arms or were inked on to collarbones like identity tags. And now, this week at Chanel we spotted skin stencils again, though here it was a little more chic with bunches of grey and black tattoos adorning wrists, like must-have trinkets.

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