Tattoos – a life-long sentiment, an ink-etched memory or – at times – the regretful reminder of last night’s antics. But, as long as it’s a PG-friendly pigment, there’s no better time than in the midsummer heat to show off your body art. Look to seven of ASOS HQ’s most stylish dressers for summery slice of style and ink inspiration.
Staff style: tattoo special
By Sam Higgins, 11 August 2016
Martin, senior video editor/videographer
Wearing: Pizza Skateboards Bart T-shirt, Uniqlo jeans and Reebok Classics.
Favourite tattoo: Full stomach swordfish. My main reason is that it's the freshest and new pieces always feel good, but also because it was done by a good friend of mine, Louie Rivers.
Wearing: Charity shop T-shirt and jacket, Monki trousers and Prada shoes.
Favourite tattoo: A small heart on my forearm, as a friend did it.
Josh, hair stylist
Wearing: ASOS sleeveless T-shirt, Levi's ripped denim shorts and Nike Air Max.
Favourite tattoo: One of mine and my grandma's hands in a fleur de lis on my left arm.
Joel, senior digital designer
Wearing: Saturdays NYC T-shirt, Topman chinos and Converse Chuck Hi trainers.
Favourite tattoo: A love heart with 'brother' on it, because I love him and he's my best mate.
Tom, menswear designer
Wearing: Oxford shirt, oversized grey-marl T-shirt and navy cotton shorts.
Favourite tattoo: The robin on my arm, as it was done by a mate in Stockholm.
Antony, creative producer
Wearing: ASOS camel shirt, Weekday T-shirt, ASOS shorts and Nike SB trainers.
Favourite tattoo: The origami – I just really like it!
Wearing: ASOS woven T-shirt, Levi's white denim shorts and Converse.
Favourite tattoo: The hidden bug under my right arm – the shading is pretty great.