Nelly Furtado's Off-Beat Accessory

11/03/2006 at 04:30 PM ET

MTV Awards shows are always the place to try out unorthodox fashion (and in some cases, unorthodox behavior). Last night’s European Music Awards were no exception, but Nelly Furtado’s arms really caught our eye and got us scratching our heads. The sultry Canadian singer paired her slinky satin gown with airbrushed faux-tattoos of flames going up and down her arms. Nelly’s rep tells us she wanted to “look like a Goddess with all the pyro-tech in her performance and white flowing dress.” Tell us: what do you think of Nelly’s out-there accessory? Is this super-hot or a burn-out?

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Lily on

eww this makes her outfit look really tacky!!

AnnieM on

Low class and completely unoriginal.

regina on

i like the idea, but i don’t like the finished product. the red looks like she’s got skin troubles and the motive doesn’t suit the dress.

micheleeee. on

Who cares if she looks unclassy?
These tattoos are not permenant!

Real tattoos are just ink on the skin
It’s just like saying that people with a certain hairstyle arent classy.

I mean, GoSH!

Leilani on

ew. evening dresses and tattooed arms don’t go together. i’m sure she thought she was doing something clever and “risque”…NOT. this just looks bad. not pleasing to the eye, not edgy, just bad.

Canuck on

I love the dress she chose to wear – stunning. I also like the tattoo work, as well. It’s very artistic.

I just don’t like the two together. Maybe if the flames were silver or gold I might like it better. Just not this combination.

TZ on

I think it looks great in one of her old videos she is wearing old working boots with a classy ball gown. It shows creativity indivuality and a beautiful but non conforming attitude. The artist has done a really good job, very talented and super creative!!!!!

wonderwhy on

i’m low class? i’ve got a 6-figure job, huge penthouse, a mercedes and 6 tattoos…and i’m low class? i’ve worked my butt off to get where i am, climbing the corporate ladder, raising 3 kids and being a damn good wife…but i’m still low class. hmmmmm

Tammie on

I said IMO they make women LOOK trashy, not that they ARE trashy.

Stephanie Nicole on

I love this, even though they aren’t permanent, they still look really unique, all body art is beautiful and this is a fine example of it.

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