Katharine McPhee's Test-Run Tattoo

07/16/2007 at 04:45 PM ET

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Have you ever thought about getting a tattoo but just weren’t sure about what to get or how much you’d like when on? Katharine McPhee told PEOPLE at the premiere of I Now Pronounce You Larry and Chuck that she’s been wanting a tattoo but decided to do a test run with a henna design first! The singer confesses, “I’ve been wanting a tattoo. I think sometimes they can be sexy. I went to India Town yesterday, [and] I went to the Hollywood Salon. So I just got some Henna and I love it!” But don’t hold your breath for her to get inked up anytime soon. The soon-to-be-actress may just keep the impermanent style for a little while longer. As Katharine told PEOPLE, “Maybe I’ll just keep doing Henna for a while and see if I like it.” Sounds like a plan to us! Tell us: Have you tried out henna or fake tattoos before getting the real thing?

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julez on

I don’t really think it’s in Kat’s best interest to get one… It’s not that I don’t like them, but a lot of other people don’t like them, and I think it might turn those people off. If she did decide to get a tattoo, maybe a smaller and less noticable one would be better. I’ll support whatever she does :]

TMC-05 on

Tattoos= personal choice. Judging others= low class.
Personally, I don’t have any tattoos and doubt I will ever get one. But I do admire some people’s tattoos, like the one my Aunt got.. a pink ribbon for cancer. She has brain cancer, so she got one to remember to keep fighting. But its all about personal choice and right to express ones self. This tattoo on Kat.. not cool. Neither is the dress, but hey, if thats how she wants to roll, let her, its her body.. right??!?

jackie on

Hennas are the way to go! try coming to my shop HENNA HEART so i can prove it!

BellaBoo on

A very dear family member was shot and killed on duty responding to a bank robbery, I got a memorial tattoo for her. I don’t see it as low class at all, it was very much a sense of closure for me.

We choose to get tattoos for a lot of different reasons. But you know what? It’s not your skin, nor is it your responsibility or right for that matter, to belittle those who do elect for ink.

For all the little girls on here who say it’s dirty or low class, need I remind you almost every celebrity on here has at least one tattoo? Halley Berry- flower on the butt. Jessica Alba- neck, wrist, lower back. Julia Roberts- kanji on the back. Believe me, I can go on.

And yes, I definitely say grab a sharpie and doodle on yourself. It gives you a good idea for placement and size before you commit to the real thing.

Katalina on

I think tattoos show how intelligent a person is.

Gisele on

I am all about tatoos but I think they should be in places that aren’t so out there!!! I think it looks a bit trashy when women have them exposed like on their legs or arms!! I got a henna tat. when I was at the beach and I loved it!!

Katalina on

I can’t understand why people get tattoos. I mean, it doesn’t look good or anything. And saying it has “sentimental value” is kind of ridiculous. Just because there’s something that you wish to remember or that you cherish doesn’t mean you have to inject ink into your skin and have it there for the rest of your life. Really, if you see an old lady walking down the street with a couple of tattoos on her wrinkled skin you’d go “Ew!” It’s not attractive, and it definitely shows how intelligent a person is.

Kari on

wow…stereotypical, tatoos mean you’re low class or cheap, where are you girls from??? 16th century England? Are you Amish? Tatoos are art and (should) truly mean something to people who get them, they are NOT a sign of being immoral

S on

Another thing, if you’re getting tattoos in another language, or a symbol: triple-check the real meaning BEFORE getting it in ink! I think Britney Spears got Asian symbols of some kind, and one of them turned out to mean “weird” or “strange” (something like that). Either way, she didn’t look into the translation very well, until the media did it for her… after the fact.


luv it but i would def get a smaller one

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