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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Reeta on

I think it’s a cool way to try out tattoos instead of just inking yourself up and regretting it later. Nelly wouldn’t be Nelly if all she did was put on a nice gown. She has to add to herself. It’s her and I like it.

Andrea on

I agree with the poster that said it’s not 1952 anymore. Good point. I think a lot of tattoos are beautiful, and some are just plain stupid. I think it’s creative expression and when they are done right, they are beautiful, even with an evening dress. I guess I’ll soon join the “trashy” streotype when I get my 1/2 sleeve koi fish tattoo. So, I’ll just go ahead and be trashy while I live in my Downtown Nashville loft with my amazing husband and beautiful baby. ;-)

Heather on

I like tats, I like tats on women, I like evening dresses and satin, and I even like flames…but trying to put them all together in one look….doesn’t work. I love her dress but she should have let the flames do their thing ON THE STAGE, not on her arms. And, yes, at first I thought it was a rash!!!

Bill Watkins on

I do not like this look one bit!!!!! Tackey and uncouth as far as I am concerned.

san on

i love it!she looks great and original!!

sat on

I’m glad she did both arms rather that just one.

Lindsay on

well she looks ridiculous.. her “Fake” tattoo makes her generate the wrong attention.. If she would have just worn the dress without the tattoos.. she would have looked gorgeous.. women with tatoos are not low class.. however visible arm tattoos for example do make a woman look un-classy

Kay on

Who is she trying to be Pink? A classy dress and then tatoos “I DON”T THINK SO!!!” Try something alse Nelly.

Ashley on

First of all it’s not a tat, it’s airbrushed
secondly, trashy and low-class are an opinion in most cases
last but not least . . . thank god someone on the red carpet somewhere is doing something new that isn’t just stitches on the dress in a different place.

LeeAnn on

i like it it is unique and looks awsome on her

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