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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kaloha21 on

get over yourselves, girls with tattoos arent unclassy, it isnt 1952 anymore. Plus its different I give her props for trying out something new on the red carpet.

Jojo on

I think it looks GREAT!!!!! women who have tattoo’s don’t look low class JUST because they want to express them selfs and be creative!!!!!!!!

Pammy on

I think it looks cheesy, and I don’t like the dress either. The arms and the dress are too over the top, likes she’s trying too hard to look hip and different…I mean, she’s a little girl at home!

Spits on

Hey Tammie,
Money and stuff doesn’t give you class. Look at 50 cent. I like Nelly’s look. She’s cool. Trend setting. I don’t think there is anything wrong with tatoos on either men or women. I would not want one only because of it’s permenance. I like this airbrush idea. I guess I have fear of committment.

Petra on

Bad choice in my opinion. Such a beautiful woman, gorgeous dress.. and then downgrade it with those tattoos. Such a shame!

NoneOfYourBusiness on

Unlike many commenters, I am going to give a justified reason for liking and/or not liking it.

I think it is a unique idea. The pattern is interesting and fun to look at, and she can get it washed off and changed any time she wishes.

However, that color makes it look like some sort of burn. A nice dark brown, black, or even blue would have done better than that rashy magenta.

So I’d give it 4/5 stars (color isn’t everything, though I’ll never even think about touching pink).

Kristin on

Sorry, I have to agree with the majoprity of the girls here- tatts look good when tasterfully done. Nelly looks good and she can pull off this look. Sorry AnnieM, I have 2 tattoos myself and I am far from low class. Evening designing my third one and I work in corporate America with a well paying job and kids the list goes on. I had the class before I got the tatts and I will ALWAYS have the class.

I do agree though Nelly’s color choice isn’t the most flattereing but perhaps she intended it to blend in more seeing that they encompass her entire arm length.

nanie on

Is this the “Prison Break” trend, or what ???

Wendy on

I have three tattoos… And you would NEVER guess it by looking at me in my work clothes, or even most of my lounge wear – because my tattoos are all easily concealable, and I LOVE all three of them and plan to get more. Trashy is as Trashy does – they only make women LOOK trashy if the woman is dressed otherwise trashy… You all are entitled to your own opinion, yes, but you also shouldn’t judge people based on appearance either…

I agree that the concept was a great idea, and I like the artwork, but also that the color choice was not the best, it would have been better in a different color…

Divaisnotabadword on

I love the idea behind the concept. I even like the colour. HOWEVER I think she should have placed the airbrushing on her back instead..

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