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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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S on

I think she is smart, trying out a temporary-tattoo first – real ink is permanent, unless of course you undergo expensive, painful laser treatment (which still leaves a bit of a mark behind). [At least she is a mature young woman, giving it actual though - more than I can say for the girls in high school who had tattos by sophomore/junior year - at that age, who knows if you'll like it 20 years, let alone 5 years!]
Tattoos are not for everyone, but unfortunately, people who have them out in the open are sometimes unfairly judged because of them. I don’t understand the desire to mark or cover your body with ink, but as long as people aren’t hurting anyone else, that’s their choice. Just because people have tattoos, does not mean they are “low-class”, promiscuous or anything else – it just means that they have a tattoo. You cannot judge a book by it’s cover, or a person by their appearance – though we all do it sometimes. Just remember that your pre-conceived notions (about books and people) are not always right.

Daisy on

Thanks to all the classy girls that agreed tattoos look gross on anyone!!! And then you get old an wrinkly… you know the rest. YUCK!!!

Rider on

i’m indian and henna is really fun. there are so many patterns and it eventually goes away. she obviously didn’t keep it on long enough or she put water on it under 24 hours cuz its too orange

Nikki on

Sometimes it depends what kind of tatoo u take, but this tatoo look kinda elegant!

djalia on

U go girl keep ur henna tat coz it makes u unique! Everyone has ink …and stays there 4 ever with ur henna u can change disign as much as u want it! It’s CLASS!!!

Christine on

Judging other people on their appearance screams low class, AnnieJ, not tattoos.

And Katharine’s looks great!

Elda on

fake ones are cool, i buy them all the time! i don’t think i would want a real one, you can’t wash them off.

Jennifer B on

I think people who stereotype based on ink screams “lows class”

LeoMonster on

I hate tatoos
They make the person who is wearing them look stupid, low class, and it just doesn’t look right in my opinion

AnnieJ on

Way to go Leo! I forgot to mention the fact that they are completely unoriginal.

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